The in 1905 constructed, and in 2013 revitalised Kaufmannshaus presents itself in Hamburg with the historical exterior of a Kontorhaus, in the middle of the traditional shopping square of Hamburg (Große Bleichen), and offers high quality retail and office space to tenants.
Elegant, with a touch of Hanseatic understatement, this office building built in 1905 features a new design coupled with traditional charm. It is located in the middle of the new BID Passagenviertel between Große Bleichen, Poststraße and Bleichenbrücke, between Gänsemarkt and the ABC district on the one side and Jungfernstieg and Neuer Wall on the other.
The property features a shopping arcade, which connects to another arcade coming from the “Hanseviertel” at Grosse Bleichen and continues to Bleichenfleet. The Kaufmannshaus offers high-quality retail and office space. The shops in the Kaufmannshaus focus on furniture, home accessories, art and lifestyle products. The Atelier F restaurant, located directly on the Fleetsteg, offers French-American cuisine in five individually designed rooms.
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Hamburg’s Kaufmannshaus was built at the start of the 20th century as a traditional four-floor office building with a basement in the style of Hamburg’s traditional merchant buildings, based on designs by Stammann & Zinnow. With its impressive architectural language, it assumes the function of defining the style of its surroundings. The Kaufmannshaus is located in the historic centre of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg directly on Bleichenfleet, one of the canals lined with old-fashioned storehouses that run through Hamburg’s city centre. Most recently, the property was comprehensively revitalised between February 2011 and April 2013. The arcade and the external façades on the ground floor were redesigned, and further conversions and improvements by tenants were executed. At the same time, the Kaufmannshaus was expanded by a generous promenade in the form of a footbridge along the Bleichenfleet, designed by David Chipperfield Architects.
The central location and the high-quality spaces have also persuaded office tenants such as Rent24, Reederei Offen, Norton Rose Fulbright and Yelp to rent spaces here. Hamburg City Hall, the Jungfernstieg and the Binnenalster as well as various historically and architecturally significant commercial buildings are located in the immediate vicinity.