The Bahrenfeld district of Hamburg is becoming a popular place to live in the city and is increasingly to be seen in the same league as Altona, Ottensen, St. Pauli and Sternschanze. This is partly due to numerous developments and new build projects, one of which is “The Brick
” on Kühnehöfe. Private buyers can now purchase one of the development’s 101 new build apartments via Grossmann & Berger.
Redevelopment of Kühne works site
The site is located between Schützenstrasse, Kühnehöfe, Tasköprüstrasse and Stresemannstrasse. It is in south-east Bahrenfeld, bordering on Altona and Ottensen. Until a few years ago, the long-established Hamburg company Carl Kühne used to manufacture food products on this site. After the works had closed down, the site was put to new use and redeveloped piece by piece, rather like the transformation of Phoenixhof or the Otto von Bahrenpark. Located next to “The Brick” are an Oracle branch office and a B&B hotel; Kühne headquarters are opposite.
Bahrenfeld’s industrial architecture
The new building is to stand on the corner of Schützenstrasse and Kühnehöfe, directly adjoining the B&B hotel. Six stories above ground and two basement floors including an underground garage are planned; three entrances give access to separate lifts. With its red-brick façade segmented both horizontally and vertically and its mostly floor-to-ceiling windows, the building pays tribute to the formal language of Bahrenfeld’s industrial architecture. This is also the underlying reason for calling the development “The Brick”.
New in Hamburg - a communal roof garden
The special feature of this new build is its communal roof terrace with playground equipment and raised plant-beds for urban gardening; no residential development in Hamburg has included this before. “The community spirit that exists in social networks is becoming increasingly important in offline life as well. Many people, especially those who live in cities and belong to the younger generation want more contact and exchange with their neighbours,” says Garlef Kaché
, head of new builds at Grossmann & Berger. “The communal roof terrace is a response to these wishes.”
Most apartments are small
The majority of apartments in “The Brick” will have two (31) or three rooms (27). Sizes range from studio to four-room apartments. At the heart of the units, offering between 21 and 115 m² of living space, is the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. Most of the apartments also have their own private (roof) patios and balconies.
The new build apartments are on sale for between €112,000 and €686,000. 17 apartments are designed as buy-to-let investments subject to rent regulations. Buyers whose apartment includes one of the 61 underground parking spots can choose from four different versions costing between €27,000 and €33,000.
Building preparation work is due to start soon. The apartments should be ready for the new occupants in mid 2019.
Source rendering: Grossmann & Berger GmbH