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Identification

MediaCityPort
Kaispeicher A, MCP
131698

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Structure in General

high-rise building
unbuilt [cancelled]
postmodernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Latest news: the height of the tower has been increased to 100 meters. Furthermore, the old building on the site, the Kaispeicher A, cannot be saved and will be demolished, contrary to the original plans.
  • According to latest reports (28 June) the city planners and investors agreed on a height of 97m.
  • Rivaling designs in the competition included those by Dominique Perrault from Paris, Gigon Guyer from Zürich, Coop Himmelblau from Vienna and SOM from Chicago.
  • Neuesten Berichten zu Folge (28 Juni) einigten sich Stadtplaner und Investoren, daß das Hochhaus 97m hoch sein wird.
  • MediaCityPort will be a new landmark for Hamburg and is supposed to strengthen the position of Hamburg as digital Capital City of Germany.
  • The tower would not have been completely vertical, but would have been angled towards the western 'nose' of the building.
  • The building complex would have preserved and modified the 7-level former harbour storage facility, Kaispeicher A.
  • Estimated costs are around EUR 180,000,000.
  • It would have provided 34,000 square meters of office space, 2,000 square meters of apartments, 6,000 square meters of health and fitness facilities, plus space for several restaurants, a night club and a media academy.
  • In September, 2003, it was announced the project has officially been cancelled. After two years of planning, the developers could not come up with a sustainable concept for the building. Furthermore, they couldn't find enough tenants to fully lease a gross floor area of 50.000 squaremetres.

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Location

Am Dalmannkai
20457
HafenCity
Hamburg-Mitte
HafenCity
Hamburg
State of Hamburg
Germany

Technical Data

319.88 ft
319.88 ft
319.88 ft
28
2
2003
2005
600

Involved Companies

Benthem Crouwel

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