Building cranes swivel on the edge of HafenCity’s biggest harbour basin, where the second to last quarter in Hamburg’s 104th district, Baakenhafen
, is now rising. Some developments in the western part of Baakenhafen have been completed and are already occupied, but others are still in the process of construction. One of them is called “FRANK in der HafenCity
”, located at lot 83b on Versmannstrasse. Property services provider Grossmann & Berger has now started the process of selling the 29 condominiums in the development, and new owners should be able to move in during the 3rd quarter of 2021. The only properties in Baakenhafen on sale to private customers are in this and one other development.
Far-sighted in every sense
The entire “FRANK in der HafenCity” development embraces the goal of sustainability and HafenCity Hamburg has pre-certified the project as meeting its “HafenCity Gold Standard”. In addition to compliance with KfW 55 (2016) energy efficiency standards, the concept includes charging stations for e-cars and dedicated spaces for car-sharing vehicles in the underground garage plus a room for residents’ bicycles. Moreover, a guest apartment, workshop and community room will be available to all residents.
Design with clean lines
“FRANK in der HafenCity” consists of two immediately adjacent buildings - one five stories high, the other eight. Each building has its own entrance, lifts travel between the basement and each storey. The underground carpark offers 16 spaces for residents’ vehicles. The exterior design is marked by clean lines, muted colours and large windows. Variations in the type of brickwork characterize the external appearance of the building. Two other buildings are planned for this site, and the resultant interior courtyard will be turned into a garden.
Apartments for private owners and capital investment
The 29 apartments occupy a total living space of some 2,650 m². Plans envisage four penthouses and two maisonettes (combining ground and first floor) with separate entrances. The penthouses will have individual access to the roof and a terrace. Overall, “FRANK in der HafenCity” offers a wide range of different apartments; units vary from two to six rooms and from some 47 to 155 m². “For this reason, not only singles, couples or families will find the property for them, but the apartments will also appeal to investors,” says Garlef Kaché
, head of the Hamburg new build sector at Grossmann & Berger. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas can be used in many different ways and most of the storage space is in the basement, which is protected from flooding. Living rooms are fitted with parquet flooring and the doors have video intercom systems for security. Most balconies, loggias and roof terraces face south or west and the decking is made of Bangkirai. The energy certificate according to EnEV is in preparation. Asking prices for the apartments start at €395,000 and range up to €1.24m. If a parking space in the underground garage is required, the additional cost varies between €26,000 and €42,000, depending on fit-out. Work on the overground structure has just started.
About the Baakenhafen quarter
Directly opposite “FRANK in der HafenCity” is the Baakenpark, the heart of the quarter. The multi-functional space covers 16,000 m² that was raised using sand from the River Elbe; it provides space for sports, sunbathing and a driftwood playground. Lola-Rogge-Platz forms the centre of the quarter. The new quarter is linked to Hamburg inner city via the Baakenhafen Bridge, the new “Elbbrücken” train station and the “HafenCity University” station where the U4 stops. Baakenhafen has been planned as a mixed-use neighbourhood of restaurants, entertainment, offices, supermarkets, chemists/drugstores, shops selling organic produce, hotels and apartments. When completed, it is expected to be home to around 4,200 people.