In an inner-city location, close to the historic Hansa district, lies the 'Freshfields-Haus', whose cubature is reminiscent of the traditional stacked houses of the Hanseatic city. The 8-storey new building offers 10.800 m² of office space and generous retail space on the ground floor. From the 5th floor onwards, the building steps back and blends harmoniously into the surroundings. Terraces and balconies on the south side and the generous roof terrace lend an inviting expression. Light-coloured columns, a grid of natural stone slightly offset to the rear and the glass level behind it define the façade. The result is a varied interplay of shadows that, together with the staggering, structures the building. A spacious atrium as a reception area promotes communication and exchange.

More than 4.000 m² of capillary tube mats from Clina were installed in the Freshfields House. The heating and cooling system was designed as a plaster ceiling and ensures pleasant temperatures in the rooms at all times of the year. 


Project title

Freshfields-Haus Hamburg



Building type

public building
new construction


Holger Meyer Architektur


The Carlyle Group


CTM surface

4.084 m²