• Unilever building
  • façade
  • façade

General information

  • Location address
    Strandkai 1 Hamburg
  • Location country
  • Function of building
    Office buildings & congress centres
  • Climatic zone
    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

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Material Fabric/Foil

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure

Involved companies