New York, NY – January 14, 2013 _ Following an international competition, Richard Meier & Partners Architects has been selected to design a new mixed-use building in Hamburg Germany. Under the Richard Meier & Partners plan – one of three competing proposals – the site will become a remarkable place to work, live and relax in the HafenCity district.

Engel & Völkers’ new headquarters in Hamburg is a building with a unique approach presented by the classic problem of transparency, organization, and form within a courtyard building typology. While following the urban requirements of HafenCity district, the seven-story building block with a taller vertical building volume on the northwest corner—complementing the neighboring Marco Polo Tower—provides a new perspective on the usual disposition of the courtyard type that provides a distinctive and identifiable architectural design for the Engel & Völkers companies.

Bernhard Karpf, Design Partner-in-charge, comments: “By treating the exterior appearance with restraint elegance and by articulating the interior courtyard and atrium through a series of more expressive elements the building turns itself inside out in correspondence with the clients’ request of an inviting and identifiable headquarters building.”Read more