Hafenbad Hamburg "im Hafen baden"
by Henning Michelsen, Florian Voigt
June 26, 2011
Arrival at the bath
View to the plaza
View from the plaza to city
"Natatio" - main pool of the bath
"Wandelgang" - aisle around the pool
"Sicaklik" - sweat room of the hammam
"Deck", plaza with cafe and entry
"Oberdeck", tower with multifunctional spaces
"Unterdeck", technical space
"Zentralraum", main bath
"Hochpunkte", landmarks along the river
"Hochpunkte", panorama taken at the site
"Treibgut", floating buildings along the river
"Treibgut", picture taken in the harbor
Plan of the inner-city of Hamburg, the associated harbor and WIlhelmsburg
Plan of the the districts connected by a green strip
Detail - jump across the Elbe-river
Main-room of the bath
Ceiling of the bath
Main-room of the bath
Urban situation - detail
Model of the whole bath
Based on historical river baths, “Flussbad” as well as traditional Islamic baths, “Hamam” and within the conversion of Hamburg’s harbour area, we propose a harbor bath on a former wharf site on the Elbe River. The aim is to revitalise the industrial harbor for the citizens of Hamburg. Terminating a large green strip through the harbour, the project provokes a new urban process of continuity; connecting the port and the, “Wilhelmsburg” quarter across the river and back to the inner city.
The building is woven into this new landscape. Approaching from a sea bridge the visitor reaches a lawn and open air bathing ships. A theatrical stair guides the visitor to the main plaza. Here, one can choose to visit the machine hall containing the water filtration and a cafe or enter the tower to reach the Hamam or a multi-purpose space.
The Bath in the sub-level is a mix of the two main historical typologies – the Roman bath and the Islamic Hamam. The Roman bath is referenced by the large flooded central space. The visitors are guided through the surrounding arcade to the changing rooms, relaxing areas and classic Hamam chambers.
The main goal for our project was to create a new identity for this post-industrial area and make statement for a symbiosis of the public city and the non-public harbor. For optimum success the project could be realised in steps, starting with the most flexible spaces to the waterfront.
Architecture student: Henning Michelsen, Florian Voigt
University: Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany
Professor: Prof. Karl-Heinz Schmitz (design and theory of building types)
Semester: Wintersemester 2010 / 2011, finalized march 2011
Category: cultural building
submitted on 2011.06.22
Archiable - the platform for architecture student