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Bethanien-Höfe Eppendorf

Ekkehard Voss

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Ekkehard Voss
Bethanien-Höfe Eppendorf, Hamburg
Senior residence, nursing home with welfare centre, chapel, restaurant and wellness area; underground parking

Address: Martinistraße 41-49, 20251 Hamburg

Client: Bethanien Diakonissen-Stiftung
Completion: August 2015
GFA: ca. 22.440 sqm
Costs: 28.497.274,00 Euro
Construction phases: 1-5

Architect: Ekkehard Voss, Architekt BDA
Associated partner: Stefan Niemöller
Project manager: Christoph Niethammer (1-4), Beate Schonlau (5)
Team: Annett Neitzel, Michael Both, Marion Mews, Daniel Schnettka

Project management: Terragon GmbH, Berlin
Landscaping: to phase 4: Coqui Malachowska Coqui, Berlin; from phase 5 on: GHP Landschaftsarchitekten, Hamburg
Structural engineering: Ingenieurbüro Schaller, Bremen
Building equipment: to phase 4: F&P Consult, Berlin; from phase 5 on: IGH-Haustechnik GmbH, Garbsen
Contractor: Bilfinger Hochbau GmbH, branch office in Hamburg

Photographer: Daniel Sumesgutner

On the former plot of its mother house the Bethanien Deaconess-Foundation established a new diaconal ensemble consisting of three buildings. The massive reinforced concrete and masonry construction is emphasized by the distinctive red-brown exposed brickwork with subtle shading. This design links the new construction with the existing buildings of the surrounding. Several exposed concrete elements of the façade – such as cornices, balcony parapets or the supporting structure of the colonnade – reference the old mother house of the nurses home Bethanien. A new project-related development plan with high noise-insulation requirements allowed planning residential units on this site.

Partly double-skin windows allow a high sound protection. The curved steel panels in front of the sound insulation windows are at the same time parts of the façade design. The special feature of the inner courtyard is its colonnade: a delicate exposed concrete colonnade in the centre of the ensemble follows the motif of an old cloister. The buildings have extensive green roofs with intensive vegetation in the terrace areas, which are mostly in use by inhabitants with dementia. Several inner courtyards connecting the building with each other give the ensemble its name.

The new building group provides residential units for the deaconesses as well as common spaces for the Evangelical Methodist community of Bethanien. Additionally a modern nursing home with 68 residential units for assisted living has been established as a part of the ensemble.


 Bethanien Diakonissen-Stiftung
 22440 mq
 Tchoban Voss Architekten GmbH
 Architect: Ekkehard Voss, Associated partner: Stefan Niemöller, Project manager: Christoph Niethammer, Beate Schonlau, Team: Annett Neitzel, Michael Both, Marion Mews, Daniel Schnettka
 Daniel Sumesgutner, Axel Neubauer


Tchoban Voss Architekten, led by partners Sergei Tchoban (Berlin) and Ekkehard Voss (Hamburg, Dresden), currently have construction projects all over Germany and in Russia. The office plan, develop and build for both regional and international clients, in public and private sector. In addition to residential and business buildings, the architects focus on planning hotels, trade facilities, office complexes, leisure time facilities, schools, educational and social facilities, as well as reconstructions and revitalizations of historical monuments. Tchoban Voss Architekten have been providing all kinds of architectural services − from interior architecture to general planning − ever since we went into business.

Ekkehard Voss, born in Euskirchen, Germany studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen. Voss is leading partner of Tchoban Voss Architekten, managing the studios in Hamburg and Dresden.

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