Haus im Haus

Behnisch Architekten

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

Budget: €6m

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, ...

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