blauraum Architects is an innovative, award-winning company with branches in Hamburg and Berlin that is characterised by the quality of its design, by sustainability and an interdisciplinary style of working. The company, founded in 2002, is offering the full range from conceptual planning to realization of buildings, as well as implementing all measures of urban planning development.
We are a concept-oriented studio and work on complex projects at various scales throughout Germany. Our diverse portfolio comprises housing, offices, and cultural and educational projects in the public and private sectors – from urban masterplans through to items of furniture.
Analysis / Strategy:
Analysis, conditions, target definition, research, interdisciplinary concept development
Assembling an interdisciplinary planning team, cost management, coordination of specialist planners, integral planning
Control of the planning with regard to the user costs, monitoring of necessary changes
Project management: control of costs, deadlines and quality
Independent advise on energy saving, the use of renewable energies and energy-efficient refurbishment
Building Information Modeling: interdisciplinary and model-based mode of operation for optimized planning
Planning of buildings and spacious furniture in accordance with the German HOAI (Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers)
Quality management from planning to realization, close involvement of the client via status reports and a transparent planning process
The building ensemble KPTN in Hamburg captures “city” in all its diversity in very limited space. Behind the facades there is a sophisticated mix of urban housing, a hotel, a top class cinema, a public underground car park, restaurants and shops. The approx. 220 residential units, which include private housind and subsidised apartments, are spread across five buildings. This inner-city, mixed-use concept benefits from generous landscaping and rooftop gardens.
Photo: Marcus Bredt
blauraum designed the new Vattenfall Headquarters in Hamburg's HafenCity as a sustainable wood hybrid construction. Its complex DNA takes into account the interests of the many stakeholders: It provides modern and open working spaces grouped around a large sun atrium. The city gains a lively and public ground floor zone, while the owner can respond flexibly to possible changes in use.
Simplicity and durability characterize the nine buildings in Würzburg's new district Hubland. Energy consumption is kept low due to reduced technology and durable materials. The comfort and well-being of the residents are the focus of the massive construction. The outer wall construction consists of thermally insulated perforated bricks. These buildings are durable - the maintenance of the houses can be ensured with little effort.
Photo: Marcus Bredt