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Educational & Research Institutions, Office Buildings

Hammerbrooklyn Digital-Campus


Art-Invest Real Estate GmbH, Cologne/ Hammerbrooklyn Immobilien GmbH, Hamburg


Spine Architects, Hamburg

Project duration

October 2017 – May 2022


Hamburg, Germany

Total usable area

Over 60,000 m²

Digital pavilion

approx. 7,300 m²

The Hammerbrooklyn Digital Campus in Hamburg is a place for interdisciplinary collaboration and learning for the business and scientific communities and the general public.

Two buildings with a total usable area of about 10,400 square meters have been built on the campus. By 2027, the ‘Campus of Solutions’ will add a further 40,000 square meters. The Digital Pavilion forms the center of the campus. The steel structure and prefabricated wooden ceiling elements from the former American pavilion for the World Expo 2015 have been refurbished and mounted – with some additional parts – on a base storey built in Hamburg. The challenge was to harmonize the character of the existing building with the specifications for a modern office and event complex. In addition to innovative workplaces, training and function rooms, the Digital Pavilion offers space for retail and food & beverage outlets, and studios.

The pavilion isdesigned as a Customized Smart Building – which means it is precisely tailored to users’ needs. Drees & Sommer digitization experts worked with the users and the operator during the preliminary stage of the project to develop a smart digitization strategy, and then designed the building accordingly. For example, thanks to the integrated artificial intelligence – the so-called ‘Brain’ – in combination with tracking sensors, the pavilion only uses as much energy as is necessary for the number of people present at any given time.

Added value

  • Highest award level for buildings in Germany: In 2021, WiredScore awarded the Digital Pavilion the new SmartScore Smart Building Platinum certification.
  • Thanks to the appropriate digitization strategy, the pavilion is currently the most intelligent certified building in the world.

Service elements

  • Project management
  • Technical & economic construction consulting and general consulting services
  • Digitization
  • Construction management
  • Coordination of tenant fitout
  • Site supervision