70% of the worlds tea passes through Hamburg. Cut tea is stored, blended and globally redistributed.
Hamburg It is a city of product, focused on trade, exchange and the profitabiliy of innovation.
The idea: A collective of tea traders within Hamburg, develop a programme through one of Hamburgs biggest industries and establish a tea blending house in order to address a lack of cultural significance within the city centre and a now redundant part of Hamburgs old warehouse district - speicherstadt: creating an intervention where profit and progress are still achievable, yet through a different perspective: one of sentiment , that simply aims to provide space for conversation, using tea as the driver, and a catalyst to do so.
The language of the tea house is exlpored through an introductory project - the merchants house that revisits an old typology of Hamburg - the kontorhaus: providing a programme with a focus on production set within the product heavy city of Hamburg.