International Coffee Plaza

Coffee Tradition by the Water

During the construction of the ICP office complex (Design: RMP Richard Meier & Partners, New York) , PSP's scope of work included implementation planning, tendering and site supervision. The task was to implement Richard Meier's design in a technically and structurally sound manner.

The property is part of the International Coffee Plaza, a centre for coffee business at Sandtorpark in HafenCity Hamburg. The ensemble consists of the tower, the north building and the south building. The tower with its 13 above-ground floors forms the heart of this complex. It is entered via a representative two-storey entrance hall. This also serves as an elevator lobby. The ground floor is intended for restaurant use. Its development is completely separate from the upper floors. The use of the upper floors is designed for office work. The rental space can be divided into individual offices, but can also be used as combination offices or as open-plan offices.

International Coffee Plaza


Am Sandtorpark, HafenCity, Hamburg / Germany


Sandtorpark GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg


28.000 m²



The facades are designed as glass/metal facades, with storey-high glazing in the office zones. Vertically arranged glass lamellas in front of the windows serve as sun protection, the eastern side is provided with a double facade, where sun protection is provided by electrically operated external blinds arranged between the facade levels. All three buildings are connected to each other via an underground car park.
A special challenge in our work was to combine the constructional requirements with the precise specifications of the design architect.

Picture Credits: Julian Schülke, PSP Architekten Ingenieure, Hamburg

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