• On Board

The apartment block On Board is located on Baakenhafen dock, the largest and most easterly of Hamburg Hafencity’s harbour basins. The structure, which took first prize in a
2014 competition, forms an ensemble with the adjacent Campustower by Delugan Meissl. The 8-storey new build comprises 40 privately owned and 24 publicly funded apartments for 2 to 4 people.

Directly overlooking the water, the southern face features floor-to-ceiling windows and glassed-in balconies whose glazed parapets accentuate the lightness of the bright, maritime façade. A combination of strongly marked and more understated separating elements together with the discreet projections and recesses of the façade create a striking meander effect. On the northern side of the building lies a landscaped courtyard space. A two-storey basement garage connects the new building with the office tower next door. The building is expected to achieve Hafencity Hamburg’s Gold environmental standard.



Baakenhafen, Hafencity Hamburg


​Garbe Immobilien-Projekte GmbH


​9400 m² above ground


spring 2018


1st Prize 2014

Object planning:

Work phase: 1-4, partial 5

Green building:

Hafencity environmental standard