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.