Three renowned architects and designers have contributed to the making of SIDE. The Jan Störmer architectural firm made the façade of glass and natural stone; the Milanese interior designer Matteo Thun furnished the minimalist interior decor; and the New York light choreographer Robert Wilson created the light installation in the atrium-like eight-story-high lobby. The ideas of three creative minds have been harmoniously combined in the Hamburg SIDE. (http://www.side-hamburg.de/en/side-home.html)
p.s. The ingenious plans of Jan Störmer Architects of Hamburg, Matteo Thun, Milano and Robert Wilson, New York have also been recognized through the award of the 2002 Architectural Prize.
The reductive design vocabulary abandons the use of handles, plinth or visible assemblies and implies distinct cubes as a focus on the overall architecture of the SIDE. p.s. The result is you even don’t know how to open the doors at first place!
[m]eatery bar + restaurant, where an 800-degree infrared oven and an exclusive dry-aging process create unimaginably good steaks made with the best quality meats from Argentina, the United States and Germany.
Floh-Schanze—Hamburg Flea Market Antiques, treasure hunters, young couples, families – all of that you can find there, every Saturday from 8 am till 4 pm on Hamburg’s largest and most popular flea market.(http://www.marktkultur-hamburg.de/flohschanze.html)
Through Marktstraße to Hamburg’s trendiest areas—the Karoviertel, Schanzenviertel and Karolinenviertel neighborhoods
The Marktstraße has established through the years national and international fame as the thriving alternative shopping and fashion scene of Hamburg. Here and in the surrounding streets gather unique small shops featuring fashion, music, design, accessories, and decoration.
Justizforum—The Seat of Law in Hamburg (constructed from 1907 until 1912 by Lundt & Kallmorgen ) The Hamburg Justizforum is where the city’s justice is meted out, and the grandeur of the elaborate buildings reflect the confidence and liberty of the city.
The Assembly of the Ziviljustizgebäude (Civil Court Building) is to the left, boasting renaissance features, while the Strafjustizgebäude (Criminal Punishment Building) was the first structure on the site, with sandstone decorations highlighting its exterior.
Planten un Blomen—A leafy oasis in the heart of Hamburg
Planten un Blomen is a park with a size of 116-acre in the center of Hamburg, between the Millerntor and the Stephansplatz. (http://plantenunblomen.hamburg.de/)
The first plant was a Platanus, planted by botanist Johann Georg Christian Lehmann in November 1821. The park was laid out under the management of the landscape gardener Karl Plomin between 1930 and 1935 for the Low German gardening show.
The park features a grand Japanese garden, a mini-golf course, an outdoor roller-skating rink, trampolines, pony rides, and water features. If you visit on a summer evening, you’ll see the Wasserlichtkonzerte, the play of an illuminated fountain set to organ music.