Hamburg has been a leading trading center for centuries. Spiegel’s headquarters in the inner harbor of Hamburg pays tribute to city’s energy with an office building that unites the media group’s departments in an open, dynamic community. The two large glass buildings create transparency between city and media company, resting on a shared foundation of brick that reflects Hamburg’s heritage – the old warehouses along the wharf. We also placed a public square between the buildings – an open invitation to the people of Hamburg and the buildings’ employees. Spiegel’s headquarters bear the “HafenCity Umweltzeichen” gold certification, an important milestone in sustainable construction in Germany.