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Olympus Campus

Part of Germany's no. 1 real estate developer, the Zech Group, Campus Properties 1 GmbH & Co. KG is realising the plans for the new head office of the Japanese Olympus group in the Hamburg suburb of Hammerbrook. This head office will serve the economic regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Olympus Campus is replacing a smaller building that was no longer in line with current standards, neither functionally nor architecturally. Also, it was not energy-efficient. Olympus Europa SE GmbH & Co. KG is continuously growing and will combine its staff and training activities as well as the conference centre on the Olympus Campus.

Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) were awarded the project for the new office building after winning the associated architectural competition. The concept provides for three structures, with an 11-storey main building serving as the "backbone" flanked by two L-shaped wings. As these elements are slightly offset, they form small forecourts that open to all sides and mark the separate entrances. The prestigious main entrance is located at the corner of the building that opens towards Heidenkampsweg. The large foyer gives way to the covered atrium of the Olympus Campus. An open staircase leads to the level where the seminar and conference centre is located. Accessible via a total of seven vertical cores, the office units permit a high degree of flexibility in terms of different usage scenarios, customised for a multi-space concept: the room depth of 14.5 m enables open-plan usage as well as double- or triple-unit systems. The underground parking facility is designed to accommodate about 500 car parks, including smart parks and optional shunting parkboard systems.

In line with the local building style, the façade will boast clinker bricks. Two to three levels are optically combined above the base. The three structural parts are contrasted with each other by the insertion of glass joints, thus achieving a true-scaled structural division of the large building lines. The rational overall design is characterised by a highly efficient building envelope, natural window ventilation and the availability of natural light at all work areas. The building's sustainability concept takes into account the requirements of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), aiming at reaching gold status.

Olympus and Design Offices leases the total rental space.

The Olympus Campus was sold to Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe (ÄVWL) and Hines in 2018. 

Facts & Figures

Campus Properties 1 GmbH & Co. KG

Building companies
ARGE Olympus Campus:
Zechbau GmbH,
Rud. Otto Meyer Technik GmbH & Co. KG

gmp Architekten

Structural engineering
Wetzel & von Seht

Building services engineering
Ebert Ingenieure

Gross floor space
approx. 54,000 m² 

Rental space
approx. 46,760 m²