In August 2016, the company was able to move into its new headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity. The building of our new homeport was designed and built according to the criteria of the “Sustainable Construction in HafenCity” certification procedure.
This eco-label is awarded to buildings that demonstrate outstanding ecological quality. Compliance with the criteria is monitored by external independent auditors. Beyond meeting these sustainability standards, the new building is impressive for various architectural highlights. It also offers a wide range of facilities and services for employees.
First impressions of the cutting-edge new company building can be viewed in the following picture gallery.
The building was designed and built in accordance with three criteria of the "Sustainable Construction in the HafenCity” certification process and achieved the Gold standard.
The seven-story construction with two basement levels is just under 31 meters high, 75 meters long, and 41 meters wide, and has net floor space of 23,000 square meters.
The main entrance to the company building is located at Koreastraße 7, 20457 Hamburg.
The spacious lobby offers visitors waiting areas on both sides. Films providing information about the group’s lines of business are screened on monitors.
An architectural highlight in the lobby is a spiral staircase leading to the upstairs conference areas.
Each floor has rooms with modern technical equipment that offer sufficient space and options for meetings. The main conference area is located on the 1st upper floor.
The main conference area on the 1st upper floor is supplemented by large conference rooms on the ground floor.
The think tanks on each floor provide additional space for team meetings of up to six people.
The headquarters also offers a variety of other rooms for meetings and breaks in a cozy atmosphere.
Two kitchenettes with meeting points are found on nearly every standard floor. They are decorated in the style of different countries – yet another architectural highlight of the new company headquarters.
The cog, a kind of ship, is a symbol of our long-standing company history. It is found not only in some company logos, but can also be viewed as an exhibit in the lobby.
The company headquarters also ensures a well-fed workforce. Our staff restaurant on the ground floor offers plenty of space and a large selection of foods and beverages.
At lunchtime, the staff can choose their daily changing, freshly cooked dishes made from local ingredients from three serving stations and a salad buffet. Almost all of the beverages are free.
During the warmer season, the outdoor terrace of the Waterkant can accommodate about 50 people.
The Tide bistro is located on the 2nd upper floor and offers refreshments, coffee specialties, snacks and beverage specials such as smoothies all day. One of the accesses to the city balcony is located in the bistro.
The Tide bistro has an inviting, cozy seating area for enjoying snacks and beverages, as well as space for small meetings in a chic ambience.
The spacious city balcony on the 2nd upper floor can be accessed from both the bistro and the building’s west wing. Besides a seating area, it offers views of Brooktorhafen port and the landscaped inner courtyard.
The spacious city balcony on the 2nd floor can also be accessed from the building’s west wing.
The large city balcony on the 2nd floor has a view of the landscaped inner courtyard.
Located on the 7th floor, the Takelage fitness area offers extensive fitness and training opportunities. Its core features are the Ergo room and a room for sports classes. Both can be used for free.
The childcare room on the 7th floor has two fully-equipped workstations. It gives employees who find themselves in an emergency the possibility to work at the office while also looking after their child.
A combined heat and power plant in the HafenCity provides the building with heat. Cooling is generated by highly efficient chillers.
We buy electricity from the green electricity provider LichtBlick, which buys at least one square meter of rainforest per customer per month.
Besides the location next to the water, vicinity to restaurants and museums, especially the Lohsepark offers our employees a lot of greenery and recreation possibilities in the immediate vicinity of the headquarters.
For environmental-conscious employees who cycle to work, there are 180 bicycle stands as well as ventilated lockers, and changing facilities.
The water supply in the kitchenettes and in the company restaurant changed from bottled water to semi-carbonated tap water.
Bins for the separation of plastic, paper and residual wastes are placed in central locations on the corridors. Waste bins for biodegradable wastes are located in the kitchenettes.