Haus im Haus
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Principal use: Meeting point for Hamburg’s business world
Client: Handelskammer Hamburg
Floor area: 1,000m2 (10,764ft2)
Design period: 2004 – 2006
Construction period: January 2006 – April 2007
It could be argued that Stefan Behnisch’s architectural heritage is a double-edged sword, but he is keen to maintain that the advantages of his family’s reputation outweigh the disadvantages (his father is Günter Behnisch, the brains behind the design of the Munich Olympic Games facilities), and that from the beginning of his career his name was established. His practice was initially founded as a branch office of Günter Behnisch’s bureau Behnisch & Partner but soon became independent, ...