GEZE - 25 Meter long escalator, entrance area, Mövenpick Hotel, Hamburg
25 Meter long escalator, entrance area
GEZE - Slimdrive SCR semicircular sliding doors, Mövenpick Hotel, Hamburg
Slimdrive SCR semicircular sliding doors
GEZE - GEZE Slimdrive SCR semicircular sliding doors, Mövenpick Hotel, Hamburg
TSA 160 NT F - IS
GEZE - Slimdrive system, Mövenpick Hotel, Hamburg
TSA 160 NT F - IS

GEZE door technology in historical converted water tower

Architecture office: Falk von Tettenborn, Munich, Germany

In the middle of the “Sternschanze” public park on a hill with a beautiful view
over the city of Hamburg, stands a 19th century built water tower. This industrial monument was reconverted in two and a half years and is now the new Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg. PATRIZIA project development GmbH was responsible for the remodelling of the historical water tower in close coordination with the architect Falk von Tettenborn and the department for monument protection.

This unique hotel is a reminder of the building´s past with its mixture of historical and modern fixtures. The lobby lies in the historical water reservoir from the time before the construction of the water tower. In the vaults there is a contrast between the typical north german red brick walls and the modern glass installations.

The guests are guided to the tower`s foyer via a 25 meters long underground escalator from the entrance opposite the station “Sternschanze”. The entrance area is fitted with GEZE Slimdrive SCR semicircular sliding doors. With its extremely low construction height and several complete glass elements is transparency, light and open space created for this passage. This GEZE Slimdrive system also acts here as a draught lobby. The Slimdrive´s 7 cm overall height integrates optically perfectly into the traditional building and represents the transition to modern functionality.

A comfortable passage for revolving doors is guaranteed with the GEZE TSA 160. This electronic steered hydraulic system is extremely reliable even in heavily frequented areas.

The GEZE TS 5000 ISM ensures security for the additional double leaf doors. Furthermore, a unified door technology design could be guaranteed in the entire building with the 226 rooms on 17 floors which are fitted with GEZE TS 5000 door closers.