BSU, Hamburg

Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Hamburg

On basis of a restricted competition, the project of the architects suerbruch hutton (Berlin) was priced with the first price. The project was selected also for the research project Energy Optimized Construction (EnOB) of the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology.

The building complex is organised into a low building (with two wings and a common basis storey) and a high-rise. The different volumes shows a different utilizations:

  • Store zone and area city model
  • administration area, for public
  • administration area, internal.

The form of the wavy low building is continued also in the interior of the building. Each prisma contain a lift-staircase-core. The unusual building’s form increase the complexity concerning both the modeling of the construction such as the quantity calculation.

BSU Hamburg Grundriss

Gold DGNB Pre-Certificate

Building Assessment: 81,4 %

  • Ecological Quality: 79,5 %
  • Economical Quality: 79,6 %
  • Socio-Cultural and Functional Quality: 84,1 %
  • Technical Quality: 82,0 %
  • Process Quality: 82,3 %

Location Assessment: 66,3 %


Sprinkenhof AG, Hamburg

Completion and Certification


Gross Floor Area

49.602 m²



Auditors, Certification

Tool used for LCC and LCA Calculation


Text source: Holger König, Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Hamburg - Berechnung der Lebenszykluskosten und Ökobilanz für eine Zertifizierung des Gebäudes nach DGNB; Projektzusammenstellung und Ergebnisse, 2011

Photo source: Sauerbruch Hutton, Bericht Vorentwurf BSU, Berlin 2010