photographer: Cordelia Ewerth, Hammoor
The Tanzende Türme (Dancing Towers) are located at a prime site at Reeperbahn No. 1 in Hamburg’s famous St. Pauli district. In 2003 the Hamburg firm of architects BRT, Bothe, Richter, Teherani, won the competition to develop the space. The project was completed by Hadi Teherani in 2012. As a symbol of the vitality of the district and the city's most famous street, the characteristic silhouette shows a dancing couple. Two towers, 85 and 75 meters high, lean toward each other and also away from each other at different heights. The facade construction made of glass and steel encloses the kinked office towers for 24 floors. The building contractors were Projekt Elbpark GmbH & Co KG and Strabag that now occupies approximately 15,000 square meters of the building with around 500 employees.
Ceiling-to-floor glass walls reflect the outside within and ensure plenty of light gets right to the center of the offices. Open and closed areas ensure an exciting room structure and enable the interplay of a calm working atmosphere and inviting office ambience. Slanting columns and walls lend the building its charm while at the same time demanding a new approach to interior design.
The vital concept made of glass and concrete also demands acoustic solutions. CAS Carpets transform floors into acoustic performers for outstanding spatial comfort. The top-quality carpet Concept 300 in light gray and pale beige underscores the effect of modern architecture and friendly interior design. Light shades correspond to the supports that run throughout the building. The hard-wearing tufted floor covering seems natural and sensible as it harmonizes the offices.
Design team: Architektur: Hadi Teherani Architects GmbH, Hamburg
Client: Projekt Elbpark GmbH & Co KG, Strabag Real Estate GmbH, Hamburg