Hamburg already has a very popular Boilerman Bar in the Eppendorf district, now the Altes Hafenamt offers a second location. The bar draws in guests with straightforward, well-mixed drinks and a corresponding atmosphere.
The Client: A Partner for a Good Evening and a Good Night in the City
For this project, the Boilerman Bar joined up with the 25hours Hotel Group. Both businesses find success in concepts for urban, cosmopolitan guests that are looking for individuality, creativity and quality. With the new Boilerman Bar in the Altes Hafenamt, the owner, Lars Meyer, offers his classic bars – Café Paris, Le Lion and the Eppendorf Boilerman Bar – an exciting new sister bar with a vibe completely its own.
The Task: a Bar in the Listed Building by the Harbour
The former Old Harbour Office/Altes Hafenamt in Hamburg was transformed into a modern hotel for the 25hours Group. The design for the hotel also included a concept for the bar, offering a maximum number of seats. An important component of the design was the staging of the most popular drinks, especially highballs created with exclusive spirits; depending on the recipe, mixed with soda or soft drinks and served on ice. The bar invites guests and connoisseurs to enjoy a long, cozy evening and also offers a space that can be closed off for private events.
The Idea: A Harbour Bar That Doesn’t Take “Classy” Too Seriously
In the Boilerman Bar, the best elements of a classic bar are combined with the best aspects of the curious, relaxed and worldly character of a harbour city. The bar is large and open and the bartender is an expert in his field. Here in the bar, comfort is also developed through expressive design elements, such as the exposed masonry or modern paneling. Large windows contribute to the communicative, lively atmosphere. An outdoor bar also guarantees an authentic Boilerman feel in the summer.
The Design Implementation: Everything That a Bar Needs, but with Unexpected Surprises
The classic bar components of the Boilerman Bar are brought to life with fresh features: the counter becomes a central element with dark wood, brass, and leather panels. A slightly angled mirror is mounted behind the bar, highlighting the pyramid of bottles and emphasizing the size of the bar. Classic leather armchairs are refreshed by decorations with an oriental twist. The existing columns in the space remain untouched and the historic metal balustrade now serves as a wall feature. Modern brass lamps cast a warm light on the bar counter and cocktail tables.
A separate room, which can be closed for events, uses a variety of blue finishes to dive into the sea. The wall cladding is composed of old door panels, the back wall is entirely clad in mirrors and the room features its own small vintage bar. The sofa is a custom design by dreimeta and the chairs are upholstered with a brocade-patterned, tufted fabric, contributing the humorous and casual atmosphere. Watching over everyone with a smoking pipe and a look of quiet enjoyment is the old harbourmaster, captured in a stunning wall mural by the artist Thomas Koch.
The Success: Definitely Worth a Toast
A clear concept, a clear success: in the Boilerman Bar of the Altes Hafenamt Hotel, visitors from across the world toast to the success and the future of the HafenCity. The bar is packed every evening, not only with hotel guests, but also with locals from Hamburg that flow to the Altes Hafenamt like waves towards the shore
Hamburg already has a very popular Boilerman Bar in the Eppendorf district, now the Altes Hafenamt offers a second location. The bar draws in guests with straightforward, well-mixed drinks and a corresponding atmosphere. The Client: A Partner for a Good Evening and a Good Night in the CityFor this project, the Boilerman Bar joined up with the 25hours Hotel Group. Both businesses find success in concepts for urban, cosmopolitan guests that are looking for individuality, creativity and quality....
- Year 2016
- Work finished in 2016
- Status Completed works
- Type Bars/Cafés / Interior Design