The Brunsbüttel lock complex, which consists of two double locks, links the River Elbe and the North Sea with the Kiel Canal. As a prerequisite for the later overhaul of the large lock the construction of a new, fifth lock chamber has been planned between the existing complexes. In the context of execution we are currently on site as construction managers. (Picture: WSV)
New construction of the fifth lock chamber, Brunsbüttel
Olympic Center, Kiel – Schilksee
The Schilksee complex, venue of the sailing competitions in the 1972 Summer Olympics at Lake Schilksee in Kiel at the mouth of the Kiel Fjord, showed extensive deterioration and was renovated accordingly. The project involved comprehensive repair work, which included both the above-ground constructions and the underground pipes.
Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link Puttgarden (DE) - Rødby (DK)
In 2009 a treaty was signed to build the Fixed Fehmarn belt Link between Denmark and Germany. Alternatively to a bridge, the possibility of constructing an immersed tunnel is being looked into as a possible form of crossing. The tunnel consists of four tubes, two of which will be for the highway and the other two for rail transport. The tunnel solution is now the preferred solution.
Archaeological center on Petriplatz, Berlin
This seven-story new building is divided up into spaces for exhibitions, academic collections and workshops. The building, which stands on piles, will be “hovering” over the historical foundations of the Latin school dating from around 1212. The excavation area will be made accessible to the public. Architect and visualization: Florian Nagler Architekten, Munich
Süderelbe crossing, Hamburg
The projected crossing over the Elbe River in the direct vicinity of the existing “Köhlbrand” Bridge follows in Hamburg’s tradition of innovative major bridge constructions. The connection known as the “port link road” is set to be at the center of a future freeway between the A7 highway near Moorburg and the A1 highway near Wilhelmsburg and is destined to be a future landmark in Hamburg’s skyline.
Tollerort container terminal, Hamburg
The Tollerort terminal had to be extended to cope with increasing volumes of containers handled. To this end the existing wharfage was extended and equipped for the latest generation of ships. The terminal yard and the station were redesigned and the size and location of the buildings adjusted accordingly.
Urban Development and Environment Authorities, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg
With 13 storeys and an underground carpark, the building accommodates not only administrative areas, including offices, a library, a storeroom, a warehouse facility and an archive, but also zones for special use. The cost-optimized and sustainable construction method earned the building a gold certificate from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). Architect: Sauerbruch Hutton, Berlin
Logistics facility with high-rack warehouse, Unna
This distribution center for health and beauty articles comes with a high-rack warehouse designed for storing, amongst other things, hazardous materials. Office and social rooms are arranged on galleries. The four-storey central administration building is located in front of the hall.
European x-ray laser project XFEL, DESY, Hamburg
The German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) has joined forces with other European organizations to plan a unique research facility: the XFEL x-ray laser. Starting at the synchrotron premises in Bahrenfeld, the XFEL will run through underground tunnel systems and culminate in the experimental hall on the Schenefeld research compound.
Considering this 1 billion experimental facility, XFEL will be able to look deep into atomic structures and film processes in Nanometer-sizes.
Frankenbach container terminal at Ingelheimer Aue, Mainz
Formerly located in the customs harbor and inland port, this container terminal was relocated to the Ingelheimer Aue industrial estate, approx. 600 m further down the River Rhine. For the terminal, a quayside handling plant was erected, which has a quay wall with moorings for four vessels and an integrated crane runway. On the shoreside a rail handling plant was set up for combined traffic.
Office and commercial premises, Friedrichstrasse 100, Berlin
Usage of this seven-story new building is divided up between retail space on the lower storeys and office space on the upper levels. The basement storeys of the reinforced concrete structure with deep-pile foundations have no joints and are designed as watertight concrete structure. Soft layers make it possible to isolate the vibrations from the nearby LRT line. Architect: nps tchoban voss, Hamburg
Grain and flour silo complex, Kuwait City, Kuwait
The construction of this new grain and flour silo complex required the existing 40-year-old silo and its annexed buildings to be demolished. Both new silos were erected using the climbing formwork construction technique on complex foundations. With a capacity of some 150,000 t, the grain silo is the largest of its kind in the Middle East.
Movable pedestrian bridges, Copenhagen, Denmark
Several bridges are being built in Copenhagen’s inner harbor in conjunction with a first prize in the competition. The bridge over Christianshavn Canal and Trangraven is situated at a canal crossing; it connects paths in three different directions and crosses two basins. Two of the bascule bridge sections can be opened. Architect: Feichtinger Architects
Sugar silo, Nykøbing, Denmark
The recently erected granulated sugar silo on the Danish island of Falster is a slipform pre-stressed reinforced concrete construction with a capacity of 60,000 t. It is completely heat-insulated and features a trace heating system.
International School Hamburg
The new school building for Hamburg’s International School in the Osdorf district of the city boasts a twin sports hall in line with international competition guidelines and a kindergarten. The ensemble is conceived as a three-storey block with classrooms, administration area, auditorium, and large canteen area. Architect: Kramer Biwer Mau Architekten
Coast and flood damage protection, Scharbeutz municipality
This coastline in the Bay of Lübeck is largely unprotected against storm damage. Accordingly, a flood protection wall with erosion control made of geotextile sand containers was erected along a 5.4-km stretch and subsequently integrated into the dunes by means of natural-looking landscaping with plants appropriate for the location.
Whitney Museum of American Art flood protection
In a move to prevent future flood damage of the kind that occurred in New York in October 2012 through the storm surge caused by Hurricane Sandy, a flood protection concept is being devised for the building for the Whitney Museum of American Art (WMAA). Architect: Renzo Piano, New York.
Bebertal viaduct on the A38 Interstate
In connection with the construction of the new A38 Interstate (Göttingen – Halle) the Bebertal viaduct was built using the incremental launching method. The two superstructures take the form of five-span continuous beams that were pre-stressed in the mixed construction way.
Port of Helgoland
To ensure supplies to the offshore wind farms of the coast of Helgoland sites for the location of power supply stations are being set up. A new construction is replacing the existing quayside structures on the south wharfs at the offshore terminal and on the south-east shore at the inland port in order to meet the requirements of the wind farm operators and those of the municipality as regards freight handling.
Ellmühle flour-loading silo, Cologne (Deutz district)
The new construction project for a flour-loading facility at this venerable milling location in Cologne’s Deutz district comprises a flour-loading silo, a flour-mixing facility, and a closed truck-loading lane. A steel bridge links the various elements with the existing building, which meets the highest hygiene standards.
Hotel Hotusa, Friedrichstrasse, Berlin
The nine-storey reinforced concrete building with underground carpark has deep-pile foundations and comprises three wings, which are partly staggered and adjoin the existing neighboring buildings. Soft layers between the subterraneous curtain wall and the load-bearing walls make it possible to isolate off the vibrations from the nearby railway line. Architect: nps tchoban voss, Hamburg
Pedestrian bridge over the Old Harbor, Bremerhaven
This pedestrian bridge over the Old Harbor represents a central link between the downtown area and the “Klimahaus” in Bremerhaven. Its design as a swing bridge over the inner harbor makes for a wide navigation channel, thus ensuring accessibility to the Old Harbor for larger ships.
New research building for the Eppendorf district of Hamburg’s university hospital
This building has been designed in the form of an H and consists of five above-ground floors and one basement storey. Standard modules for the lab units, which consist of three different types of laboratory for biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology, offer a maximum usage possibilities and great flexibility. Architect: gmp v. Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg
Logistics facility “Panalpina Cargo Center”, Hamburg
This logistics terminal is the new central junction which brings together warehouse logistics and contract logistics, the container depot, the packaging center, and the airfreight hub in one location for the first time. As well as offering storage space for hazardous substances, the facility also contains euro-pallet spaces, a holding warehouse and a gassing station.
Tunnel on Richard Strauss Strasse, Munich
A vital addition to the infrastructure in Munich’s east, this new tunnel serves to improve the traffic situation, to protect against noise and exhaust fumes and to enhance the overall city fabric. The fact that one of the side tunnels passed beneath the exit tunnel made the geometry and structural calculations for this underpass very complex.
Radio Bremen media center
Two new buildings were erected for the new Radio Bremen broadcasting center. The complex houses not only editorial and catering sections, but also studios with audience zones as well as stage and lighting technology. One particular aspect of the planning was linking the building with its existing neighbors. Architect: Böge Lindner Architekten, Hamburg