Freehold apartments and new Engel & Völkers headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity
- Hamburg, 5 September 2016. In a joint venture, Quantum Immobilien AG and Engel & Völkers AG are currently developing a new building project in Hamburg’s HafenCity district. The new complex is taking shape on an approx. 3,100 square metre plot close to the city’s “Unilever-Haus” and cruise ship terminal. It will have an above-ground gross floor space of approx. 20,000 square metres. The internationally renowned Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP New York is the force behind the architectural design of the entire development. The building ensemble consists of three main parts: the “STRANDHAUS by Richard Meier” with luxury freehold apartments, the new Engel & Völkers headquarters, and rental apartments. Completion of the building complex is scheduled for the beginning of 2018. Brokerage of the freehold apartments has recently begun.
In the same building complex, the new Engel & Völkers headquarters is also taking shape with a total floor space of approx. 6,800 square metres. “Our new company headquarters is set to become a building where the Engel & Völkers brand can be experienced,” said Christian Völkers, CEO/ Founder of Engel & Völkers AG. The communicative heart of the building will be the double-height entrance lobby. It is inspired by the lobby of a 5-star hotel and envisioned as a place where employees as well as visitors can come together to converse and exchange ideas. The five storeys above the lobby are designated for office space, and will also become the new home of the Engel & Völkers Academy. The architecture firm Richard Meier & Partners has again focused on the interplay of geometric forms and light in the design. “The colour white is a fundamental part of Richard Meier’s inimitable style – a colour that is also dominant throughout Engel & Völkers branding,” said Christian Völkers. The company is due to relocate to its new HafenCity offices in the first quarter of 2018.