243 Office Complex Bremen Olaf Mahlstedt 423 16 exterior view plaza
Office Complex Bremen
  • Office
  • Built

The plan for the office buildings as integral parts of the general urban Überseestadt-concept is based on the central theme of an architectural expression with a memorable identity. The main focus lies in the buildings proposed fabric being implemented in the common areas, as well as the development of contact points for further architectural expansions of the quarter. The building’s orientation and composition constitutes a self-confident architectural impulse of independent and timeless character.

This highlights the new buildings’ intertwining with Bremen’s historic lifeline, the river Weser and with the surrounding landscape. In order to create an identifiable presence each building is individually assigned to its immediate urban or fluvial surrounding. This defines a clear atmospheric differentiation of functional areas.

A determining parameter for the buildings’ positioning is the intention to maximise the stunning views of the site near the water, and to establish the best possible visual relationships between all functional areas and the maritime landscape. The quarter’s lively, communication-enhancing character is perceived, in architectural analogy and by flexible designed open spaces. The slight inclination of the pavement in this area as well as green zones close to the water enhances its quality which is further emphasised by material differentiation, positioning and detail execution.

Promenades, squares, and access axes alternate, dividing the connecting open area into proportionally adequate segments and providing a scale for the ground plan. The river promenade which currently ends at the site’s western side connects to the open area’s configuration as an integral part of the overall concept, thus representing a highly attractive, lively communication and meeting point.

Stephanitorsbollwerk, 28217 Bremen

02/2011 [1st prize]

Start of planning

Start of construction


Floor area
Building North 4.658 m²
Building South 5.165 m²
Garage 6.609 m²

Gross floor area
Building North 6.784 m²
Building South 7.384 m²
Garage 7.229 m²

Site area
8.622 m²

Built-up area
2.244 m²
Without Parking

22,5 m

Number of levels

Project manager
Eva Schrade, Philip Beckmann

Project team
Jakub Dvorak, Michael Lohmann, Waldemar Wilwer

Weserbahnhof Vermietungs GmbH & Co. KG

Architect (Realisation)
Gruppe GME

Building Services
Ingenieurgesellschaft Bannert mbH

Structure Engineering
STB Döhren-Sabotke-Triebold & Partner

Henke + Blatt Partnerschaft

Fire protection engineers
Brandschutzplanung Nord

General Contrator
Köster GmbH