Unilever – Hamburg

Unilever_01 Unilever_02 Unilever_03 Unilever_04 Unilever_05

 

/// Unilever – Hamburg

Unilever building has been built between 2007 till 2009 by Behnisch Architects and is considered as one of the first buildings, which had been built in Strandkai area. It is located directly on the North Elbe and on the west side of Hamburg Cruise Center HafenCity.

The Unilever building is considered to be one of the innovative designs, which takes into account the main principles of sustainable architecture, it developed as a six floor high building block, which is surrounding a glass covered atrium.

Due to strong wind in this area – up to 100 km per hour – the blinds required to be guarded, thus the facade had been wrapped by clear foil made of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE). The protective membrane sits 1 to 2 meters from the inner facade and is supported by steel and aluminum frames. As the gap between the two membranes is open from the top and the bottom, fresh air is able to flow through the cavity and the operable windows.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: