Haus im Haus, Chamber Of Commerce/Hamburg (GER)

„House in a House“ is the unusual new construction project in the chamber of commerce in Hamburg, which is a listed building. In accordance with plans of Stuttgart architect Stefan Behnisch (Behnisch Architekten), five
transparent office floors were created in the classicist stock-exchange hall. The „House in a House“ is one of the first buildings worldwide to be lit exclusively with energy-saving smdLEDs. More than 160,000 of these LEDs over all the five levels were required. 400 LEDs are in each of the 380 light-module panels suspended from the glass ceiling on each floor. Due to the uniqueness of this lighting and its interaction with the translucent, transparent and reflecting material, the building acquires an almost „immaterial“ appearance.

Project data

  • Builder: Chamber of commerce, Hamburg/Germany
  • Planning: Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart
  • Tags: Providing access (coridors, stairs, etc), receiving visitors, holding conferences, working, meeting, teaching (classroom, lecture theatre), exhibiting
  • Realisation: 2007
  • Photographer: Roland Halbe (1-5, 9), Sabine Vielmo (6-8)