Life Hamburg – A Place of Togetherness and Collaboration

08 June, 2021

In the northeast of the Hanseatic city in Hamburg-Bramfeld, Life Hamburg is a future-oriented campus for lifelong and self-directed learning, fulfilling work and holistic well-being. Here, on the edge of the Otto Group Campus, Behnisch Architekten have designed a place for intergenerational togetherness.

The inviting building, which encourages activity and interaction and offers plenty of space for exploration, combines uses such as daycare centers, schools, workshops and creative labs, a digital learning center, a health center, exercise facilities, urban gardening and a café under one roof. A variety of outdoor spaces with appealing offerings are integrated into the concept, merging indoor and outdoor spaces.

The central, connecting "Agora" in the center of the building is designed as a meeting place and can be used for community events. The sustainable building is extremely flexible and can be used in a variety of ways. It can be adapted both seasonally and to the needs of the users.

The facade with fixed shading and light-directing elements is planned according to the position of the sun and can also be adapted to the respective season. The theme of sustainability is thus made tangible for users and visitors.