ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Hafen City, Hamburg, Germany
Master Developer: Hafen City, Hamburg GmbH
Owner: Sondervermögen Stadt und Hafen (Special Asset “City and Port”/”City and Port” Urban Development Funds).
Master plan: Kees Christaanse, Rotterdam/Zürich; ASTOC, Cologne, and hamburgplan, Hamburg.
Open space planning: EMBT, Barcelona; Beth Gali, Barcelona; Günther Vogt, Zürich; and Atelier Loidl, Berlin.
The inner city of Hamburg is expanding toward the Elbe River by redeveloping the adjacent former port area into a new, 388- acre (157 ha) downtown area. A lively urban space is taking shape, bringing together workplaces; 6,000 residential spaces; and facilities supporting culture, leisure, tourism, retail, and public and private higher education. HafenCity is expected to accommodate more than 100,000 visitors per day and generate 45,000 jobs. The total investment amounts to €10.5 billion (US$14.02 billion) at current prices.
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