The Waterkant restaurant, situated on the first floor of the Empire Riverside Hotel in Hamburg, reopens following a six-week renovation. In celebration of the hotel’s tenth anniversary the room, which overlooks the River Elbe, was reconfigured, and while it remains the hotel’s breakfast area, the refurbishment places an additional emphasis on evening dining. A diaphanous room structure, consisting of a brass frame and mesh panels, creates multiple, smaller spaces within the larger room. Continue reading David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield Architects Milan has been engaged by the Italian insurance company Generali to repair and reconfigure the Procuratie Vecchie on the Piazza San Marco in Venice, as the headquarters for its new social foundation, The Human Safety Net. For the first time, large parts of the building will be accessible to the public for exhibitions and events. Continue reading David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield Architects were appointed with the design following a competition in 2002. The hotel, with its unique position above St. Pauli’s Landungsbrücken, has 328 rooms and spectacular views over the River Elbe.
The hotel complex consists of three different staggered volumes: the 20-storey hotel tower, the L shaped base of the hotel and the ‘Brauhaus’, a retail and office building. Situated on the former Bavaria brewery grounds, the 74 m high hotel tower rises above the city, creating a new visual landmark in Hamburg’s skyline. Continue reading David Chipperfield
The new West Bund Art Museum is a prominent building of the masterplan for the West Bund of Shanghai. The aim of the design is to create a special place at the riverside where visitors can visit a museum and also enjoy the riverside and the views to downtown Shanghai. Due to its situation as a solitaire at the north most point where the road and the river diverge to form a generous green park, the museum will be the prime cultural entity that visitors encounter when coming to the Xuhui Riverside District via the Shanghai Corniche. The building will have a strong relationship to its surroundings. Continue reading David Chipperfield