Right on the harbour’s edge, the Schulte Group, a family owned shipping company, planned their new head office in Hamburg, SWA were commissioned with the interior design. The Schulte Group has many themes, ideas and passions that Stephen Williams Associates were keen to integrate into the design: The company’s long and rich history, culture and tradition, but also its modern-day knowledge and competence. The family’s passion for the maritime world was equally important as their love for arts – they own a considerable collection, parts of which were to be displayed at the new premises. The architect’s design balances these contrasts in a way that they enrich and complement one another. Dark and elegant areas with an air of old hanseatic tradition lead into bright, fresh and dynamic spaces. Throughout the building, niches for artwork are integrated into the architecture and make room for antique paintings, furniture and books.
|Location: Vorsetzen 54, Hamburg|
|Crew: Stephen Williams, Julia Erdmann, Tobias Retzko, Lena Nöh, Kai Wientapper|
|Service: Competition, Design, Planning, Site Supervision|
|Client: Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co.KG|
|Photos: Carsten Brügmann|