Rumond Walther House Hamburg

As the result of an architectural design competition with eight participants, a new purpose-built nursing home is under construction in Hamburg- Ottensen. The building’s size is designed to integrate with the surrounding environment, with its structure comprising of various levels being strongly influenced by the adjacent Christianskirche. The five-storey structure that forms the main part of the building at Ottenser Marktplatz represents the starting point of the building complex, which is then stepped in the direction of the Church. In addition to its integration with the urban setting, the building is designed to accommodate all its functions: as community centre, nursing home and parsonage, all combined in a single-building configuration. The windows on the upper floors are arranged in an even, grid-like pattern on the facades of the building. Sliding units not only form a sunscreen, but also afford the building a lively character.

To the competition view

Size: 8.500 m² GFA
Cost: 13.090.000 EUR
Services: LPH 1-7 (artistic direction)
Dates: Completion 2014
Use: Nursing home
Client: Evangelisch-Lutherischer Kirchenkreis

Photos: Hagen Stier