ELA seminar and workshop facility for Hamburg Port Authority

ELA seminar and workshop facility of homePORT
The ELA seminar and workshop facility of the homePORT is located in the middle of Hamburg's harbour.


Responsible ELA location

ELA Container, Groß Ippener / Headquarters, Haren (Ems)

Type and number of containers

13 ELA quality all-rounders

Usable area

200 m²


Seminar and workshop rooms


Outer walls: Pebble grey, RAL 7032

Inner walls and ceiling: White

Floor: PVC, light grey

Extra equipment

Roof terrace, mobile concrete foundations, interior LED lighting, smoke alarms

Purchased or leased


Duration of use

24 months


There is now a living laboratory named homePORT in the Port of Hamburg, and it can even host workshops. The main feature is the open space for member companies, startups and researchers to organise product tests, events and workshops, so they can work together on real future issues relating to the maritime economy and logistics. The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) worked with the Hamburg-based architect KSRK and ELA Container to plan and deliver the two-storey office system.

Spacious and versatile rooms are the heart of the two-storey building.
Spacious and versatile rooms are the heart of the two-storey building.

‘Maritime and logistical product inno-vations are rarely purely digital’, says Marius Eschen, Product Lead New Business and Partnership. ‘In home-PORT, we have created space to try out, experiment with and demonstrate hardware-based prototypes in par- ticular, not to mention for collaboration between science, business and startups’.


‘Thanks to the constructive and fo-cused way in which we worked with ELA Container, we were able to hand the homePORT container campus over to the HPA in perfect time’, says KSRK project manager Rolf Königs-hausen. It took just eleven weeks to progress from an initial design through approval to completion.

Once again, the homePORT project demonstrates the sheer variety and flexibility of the potential uses for ELA room systems
Thomas Nohrn
ELA Area Sales Manager
The roof terrace overlooks the harbour locations near the St. Pauli Elbtunnel.
The roof terrace overlooks the harbour locations near the St. Pauli Elbtunnel.

The ELA office solution known as homePORT is a two-storey container system with around 200 square metres of space. It features an open-plan office, meeting rooms, storage rooms and sanitary facilities with a waste-water tank.Large and insulated tilt and turn windows provide a bright atmosphere and support the pleasant room climate. The scope of delivery also includes the complete electrical installation and smoke detectors for safety in case of fire. A galvanised steel external staircase connects the two floors of the facility. "A highlight for me is the spacious roof terrace with outstanding panoramic views," says Nohrn. The Container Campus was delivered by ELA's own truck with loading crane, and erected by trained ELA assembly teams.


More information about the HPA and the entire project is available at www.hamburg-port-authority.de and www.homeport.hamburg.


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