House of Philanthropy

Hamburg, 2012 – 2013
Office/administration buildings

The building occupied by Stiftung Hilfe mit Plan, dates from the 1970s. It was extended upwards in the 1980s and a second extension to the building was added in the 1990s. It is located at the corner of Bramfelder Strasse and Krausestrasse, a busy crossroads in Hamburg’s Barmbek district.
In the course of the refurbishment work, some of the office space was transformed into a conference rooms and a cafeteria, and office space was reorganised throughout the entire building. On the exterior the façade was refurbished to make it more energy efficient and two new canopy roofs were erected.
The new design concept for the entire building takes as its starting point the countries in which Plan operates: each with their specific, intense colours. The foyer embraces the idea of "one world" with its earthy colours (blue, green, beige and brown). Here soft shapes create a playful, friendly atmosphere, reflecting the idea of the "whole world", and making visitors feel welcome.

Conjointly with GTL, Kassel.

Involved s+s unitsAB

Technical details:

Client: Stiftung Hilfe mit Plan (Plan International Deutschland e.V.)
Typology: Office/administration buildings
Gross floor area: 4,094 m² above ground
Project architect: Michael Schumacher, Nina Delius
Project manager: Tamara Gorgonoska
Construction management: schneider+schumacher Bau- und Projektmanagement GmbH
Procurement documentation: Direct
Service phases (HOAI): 1-6,8,9
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