ETFE façade Unilever building, Hamburg
Strandkai 1 Hamburg
Function of building
Office buildings & congress centres
- Degree of enclosure
Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
Type of application of the membrane
Primary function of the tensile structure
- Wind protection
Unilever has moved into its Headquarters for Germany, Austria and Switzerland in Hamburg’s HafenCity.
The office building fulfills the Gold Standard for sustainable building.
The curtain-wall façade consist of 224 panels.
Each single panel forms an independent unit. Basis is a rigid frame of hollow sections which is covered by a cable-supported ETFE-foil.
In total 6.200 m² ETFE-film and 10 km inox-cables are installed.
Description of the environmental conditions
The polygonal transparent curtain-wall façade which can be seen from far away prevents unwanted solar application of energy because the so protected shading louvers can be used even with strong wind and sunshine.
Material of the cover
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2)
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure