Europa Passage

Mall, Office Building, Car Park


  • Client : ALIDA Grundstücks-
    Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
  • Architect: Bothe Richter Teherani, Hamburg
  • Structure: reinforced concrete, jointless, white tank, special steel constructions, connection to existing buildings, reconstructions
  • Construction site: c. 14,000 m²
    3 to 7 basements storeys
    7 to 9 upper storeys
    Car park: 700 spaces
    GFA: c. 140,000 m²
    Building costs: c. 140 mill. EUR
  • Our scope:
    structural engineering

New connection following old traditions.

Around the Binnenalster and Jungfernstieg is the largest collection of covered shopping malls in Europe. It began with the reconstruction following the Great Fire: the first malls were created in the 19th century. More were added later. Today, they contribute to the special flair of the city centre.

Diagonally across from Hamburg's oldest purely shopping and pedestrian zone, the venerable Alsterarkaden, the Europa Passage brings a new dimension to Hamburg’s traditional shopping malls. It connects Jungfernstieg and Mönckebergstrasse to each other.

Here, framed by the Binnenalster and Ballindamm, by existing buildings and underground stations, and by streets and alleys with their countless utility lines, a 160-metre long arcade has been created with five shopping levels. It is embedded into a seamless 16-storey building which extends as far as 24 metres into the ground.

In addition to retail spaces, the Europa Passage offers plenty of room for restaurants, storage, offices, parking and modern building services.

A big hole next to the Alster lake.

Cut & cover building pit

Europa Passage


Take the U-Bahn to shopping paradise.

Underground connection

To the Europa Passage


Back in the limelight.

Haus Vaterland

Renovation and conversion