Thomas Friese and his daughter Alexandra had their eye on the 600 m2 pontoon on the Elbpark Entenwerder riverside for years. Their goal was to create a space for art, culture and cuisine in Rothenburgsort district. Adjacent to the Architekturbox which formerly was located on the Binnenalster and used as a central information point for Hamburg Architecture Summer, Thomas finally placed there another building: the Golden Pavilion, which in 2007 was part of the sculpture exhibition in Munich. It consists of copper perforated plate and is an eye-catcher from afar. In addition to the walk-in sculpture, there’s also a café, consisting of two pink painted shipping containers. With this project, Thomas and Alexandra developed a unique place which now adorns the rather dreary Rothensburgsort, in a sign of East Hamburg’s awakening.
First image: Entenwerder’s Golden Pavilion. Copyright: Felix Amsel.