12.11.2015Kaisergalerie in Hamburg officially opened

The refurbished Kaisergalerie in Hamburg’s city centre officially opened last Wednesday. The listed building dates back to 1907 and was originally conceived as an office building before housing the Ohnsorg Theatre prior to its relocation. David Chipperfield Architects was appointed to restore and refurbish Kaisergalerie, converting the building into a luxury shopping arcade. With reference to the original appearance of the building, the façade facing the prestigious shopping street Große Bleichen has been redesigned to give emphasis to the entrance of the arcade. A new pier on Bleichenfleet canal adjacent to Kaisergalerie has also been designed by David Chipperfield Architects, integrating the building into the wider urban context.

Photo © Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects