The fresh, con­tem­po­rary inter­pre­ta­tion of the red brick façade con­nects the build­ing with the his­toric and mod­ern ele­ments of the sur­round­ing archi­tec­ture and pays homage to a long-stand­ing build­ing tra­di­tion in Hamburg.


The Tichel­haus has noth­ing but front sides. One fac­ing Willy-Brandt-Stras-se towards the City, the oth­er one fac­ing Niko­lai­fleet towards Cre­mon and Spe­ich­er­stadt, where Hamburg‘s famous the­atre ship is anchored right by the build­ing. With its strik­ing brick façade, it com­bines a con­tem­po­rary feel with Hamburg‘s tra­di­tion of brick­work and the his­to­ry of its loca­tion. A total of about 8,400 m² of let­table space (includ­ing log­gias, offices with rooftop ter­races, and restau­rant spaces) are designed to offer the great­est pos­si­ble flex­i­bil­i­ty of use: The res­i­den­tial spaces have log­gias that face south, away from the noise and with a view to Niko­lai­fleet. The gen­er­ous state-of-the-art office spaces get day­light from sev­er­al sides and can be flex­i­bly adapt­ed to ten­ants‘ needs. On the ground floor, ten­ants of the co-work­ing spaces, offices and restau­rants and their guests will enjoy the open atmos­phere and beau­ti­ful views of the Niko­lai­fleet pro­vid­ed by the large windows.

Key Facts

Address Willy-Brandt-Strasse 69, 20457 Hamburg
Type of use Offices, res­i­den­tial units, restaurants
Year of construction2024
FloorsMain build­ing 9 floors, 
Annex build­ing 8 floors (includ­ing mezzanine) 
Plot size approx. 1,161 m²
Total let­table space commercialapprox. 7,740 m²
Total let­table space residentialapprox. 671 m²
Num­ber of res­i­den­tial units 8
Park­ing spaces 20 (under­ground)


The design by archi­tects Christ & Gan­ten-bein con­vinced the jury con­sist­ing of the Head of the Con­struc­tion Depart­ment Franz-Josef Höing, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the city admin­is­tra­tion, polit­i­cal par­ties, local mon­u­ment pro­tec­tion author­i­ties, and free­lance archi­tects. The jury wel­comed the use of red brick rem­i­nis­cent of the 19th cen­tu­ry archi­tec­ture that is so typ­i­cal for Hamburg‘s Kon­torhaus build­ings, and the high lev­els of func­tion­al­i­ty and flex­i­bil­i­ty pro­vid­ed by the floor plans, and deemed the design a suc­cess­ful re-inter­pre­ta­tion of Ham­burg build­ing tra­di­tions. The archi-tects them­selves com­ment­ed on their design: ‚The red brick con­nects the build­ing with the archi­tec­ture sur­round­ing it and relates it to sim­i­lar build­ings, such as the House of the Patri­ot­ic Soci­ety.‘ The build­ing can be flex­i­bly adapt­ed to suit its future use while nat­u­ral­ly con­tin­u­ing the Ham­burg tra­di­tion of brick building.