Herzog & de Meuron wins competition to turn former Hamburg port area into a new neighborhood

Herzog & de Meuron wins competition to turn former Hamburg port area into a new neighborhood

6 Apr 2020 News

Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with Vogt landscape architects were announced as the winners for the City of Hamburg's Grasbrook district. The architects made a design to turn a port area on the southern bank of the Norderelbe into a new neighborhood with 16,000 workplaces and 3,000 apartments that surround a central park.

The existing port heritage buildings will be preserved and formed the starting point for the design that links to the neighboring Moldauhafen district via a new pedestrian bridge.

According to the architects, the new neighborhood combines everything that characterizes quality of life in Hamburg; living and working in the middle of the city in strong connection to the water.

High-rise buildings along a bordering traffic lane in the East and the busy Southern port area will protect the residential neighborhood against noise pollution.

The selected team will now start developing a detailed functional and development plan. Plots of land will be allocated and architectural planning of individual buildings can start. Construction is planned to begin as early as 2023.

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