International Townplanning 2000 1st Prize
Hamburg’s ‘Harbour City’ is just as strongly committed to hanseatic traditions as to global progressiveness. Its shape and dimensions are essentially defined by the cut and functional logic of the harbour basin. Routing and infrastructure, flood protection works and bridges follow the existing structures. The new urban quarters are put in relation to each other by means of open areas clearly defined by spatial edges.
The main potential of the Hafen City lies in its connections between inner city, harbour and the Elbe, including sight lines and paths through urban areas with a maritime flair. According to the present forecast, the completion of the entire urban development will take a long time. In the end, it will have created a ‘family’ of urban blocks, each with its distinct character, yet related to all the others. This family character, laid down by the masterplan, makes ist possibel to develop an integrated architectural concept for each section. International Competition 1st Prize, Masterplan - Development plan for the first sections with Kees Christiaanse/ASTOC