Elegant Curves – Residential Highrise Marco Polo Tower in Hamburg
Marco Polo did not start his sales trips to China in the 13th century from Hamburg, but from Venice – in terms of boldness and daredevilry, however, this new building is absolutely able to compete with its famous eponym. The first look already realizes the dynamically playful, but also organically twisted basic structure that allows every single apartment to have an individual ground plan and view. Additional appeal the asymmetric residential sculpture gets through its elegantly curved yet still projecting terraces with their all-round banisters made of glass and concrete. The interplay of various materials and shapes turned out to be a perfectly balanced whole which stands out from the rather orthogonal architecture of the HafenCity in a refreshing manner.
A similar variety like the façade image is presented by the building’s ground plan structure. In order to meet the residents’ individual requirements, a variety of apartment types are available. The range covers just about anything from a one-floor apartment down to a two-storey maisonette-like penthouse. The interior design was carried out on request by well-known interior architects such as Ulrike Krages, Frank Stüve or Georg Bechter. No wonder buyers had to spend quite a bit for their new residence: The 340 square meter penthouse could be purchased for nearly eight million Euros. Possibly record-breaking!
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