15 February 2007

Hafen City

Mixed Use Development in Hamburg, Germany

competition 2004, design 2006, realisation 2007-2008/2009-2010

client: Uberseequartier Beteiligungs GmbH, Hamburg(consisting of ING Real Estate Germany GmbH, Gross & Partner Grundstcksgesellschaft mbH, SNS Property Finance (former Bouwfonds Property Finance))

architect: Erick van Egeraat associated architects (EEA)
task: tender design, detail design

gross floor area: 75.000 m2 The Überseequartier is the centrepiece of the larger waterfront redevelopment area ‘Hafencity Hamburg’. It unites a mix of uses such as culture, leisure, retail, restaurants, hotels, services, housing, offices, a Cruise Ship Terminal, Science Center with Aquarium and Science Theatre on a total area of 275.000 m2.

The urban scheme combines buildings and landscape, with the Überseeboulevard as outstanding element. As connecting passage from and to the existing city centre, the boulevard meanders through the area and culminates in the main square of the quarter, the ‘Überseeplatz’.


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photo by J.Collingridge