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- Project 69a: König-Haus | Shanghaiallee 7-9 et. al
- Project 70: Shanghaiallee
- Project 71: Yokohamastraße/ Shanghaiallee
- Project 72: Shanghaiallee/ Überseeallee
- Project 66: Shanghaiallee/ Koreastraße
- Project 65: Shanghaiallee/ Koreastraße
- Project 73: Stockmeyerstraße
- Project 77: Secondary School
- Project 78
Central Green Urban District Replaces Industrial Pioneers
A historic industrial and railroad site makes way for a family oriented residential neighborhood clustered around Lohsepark, HafenCity’s largest green space
Aerial photograph of the site today: the area of the future Lohsepark is still being used by a logistics company and for infrastructure building works (© ELBE&FLUT) Start slideshow
Edged by water surfaces to the north and south, an attractive urban space is emerging in central HafenCity – at its heart its green core, Lohsepark. Since all of the buildings adjoin the green space to the west and east, this continues Hamburg’s town planning tradition of planting large parks amid residential and working neighborhoods. Development of the neighborhood started from the partially listed red-brick ensemble on Lohseplatz which houses, for example, the Prototyp private collection of automobiles. This beautifully renovated architectural gem was once the corporate headquarters of Harburger Gummi-Kamm-Compagnie, a pioneer of Hamburgindustrialization. The ensemble will be joined by three new buildings (67-69).
Family homes on the park
Am Lohsepark will be a lively part of HafenCity, full of variety. The two 20,000 sqm gross floor area (GFA) developments between Shanghaiallee and Yokohamastrasse, will constitute a metropolitan block consisting of some 300 rental, building cooperative and private homes right on the park. The projects also integrate a wide range of public amenities. The building designed by APBand Böge Lindner K2 (Hamburg) with Haslob Kruse + Partner (Bremen), located on the northern site (70), is being developed by two pioneers of HafenCity development, the Bergedorf-Bille cooperative housing corporation and Otto Wulff. Here there will be a mix of housing mainly for rent: subsidized and privately financed apartments and building cooperative apartments, though privately owned homes will feature as well. In cooperation with Leben mit Behinderung Hamburg e.V. supportive living concepts for people with and without disabilities are also to be realized. The development will also include two kindergartens, a medical center, as well as commercial space and a communal meeting place. The project is already under construction.
On the next-door plot (71), a consortium managed by Stattbau Hamburg and Conplan GmbH, consisting of around 75 individual owner-builders and the Hamburg residential construction companies Behrendt Wohnungsbau and Frank Heimbau Nord, is building a residential block. The ensemble, designed by architects Dinse Feest Zurl (Hamburg), Springer (Berlin) and Siebrecht Münzesheimer/BOF (Hamburg), is made up of privately owned apartments and joint building venture projects, loft concepts, subsidized rental homes, but also a variety of commercial ground-floor uses, a kindergarten and other public amenities.
Bordering this to the south, the adjacent corner site west of the park on Überseeallee (72) was put under option in spring 2013. Predestined by its special position directly opposite HafenCity University (HCU), the site will offer publicly subsidized student accommodation on around 19,000 sqm GFA, plus privately financed residential construction, a hotel, as well as ground-floor public uses. The former customs office site in the north (66), one of the few not owned by Hamburg’s special fund for port and city assets, is available for development of around 9,000 sqm GFA for a mix of uses with a residential element.
To the east of Lohsepark, a school center with a gymnasium secondary school will be built from 2015/16; it will also be open for use by the community. In addition to more residential units being built to round off the block containing the Prototyp automobile museum, a variety of residential and commercial uses are also planned to the east of the park. The neighborhood will basically consist of self-contained blocks of five to seven stories which will be grouped around Lohsepark. All the buildings located on plots belonging to the Hamburg special fund for port and city should be certified with the HafenCity gold Ecolabel.
HafenCity's largest park
Four-hectare Lohsepark, for which the open space concept was designed by Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten AG (Zurich), based on the principles of the urban development Masterplan, is the largest contiguous park in HafenCity; it will incorporate a variety of urban, social and ecological functions.
Framed within a visual axis grouped with more than 500 mainly native trees such as oak, lime, hornbeam, cherry and apple, the park stretches out like a wide green ribbon between the two water bodies of Ericusgraben canal in the north and Baakenhafen harbor to the south. In addition to generous sweeps of grass planted with carpets of spring flowering crocus and scilla, the park is laid out with play and recreational areas for all generations of visitors, such as, for instance, a community building with a children’s play area. On the long sides of the park, terraces open out to the street, providing an unobstructed transition between the green area and its urban surroundings, interlinking built structures and open space.
Within the spatial context of the City of Hamburg as a whole, Lohsepark represents the continuation of the old walls around the city center (the Wallring) which form a green belt encircling the city from Landungsbrücken (embarkation piers), via the Planten un Blomen park and the central station, through to the Deichtorhallen galleries. As the city’s “Central Park”, Lohsepark elongates this green ring, leading it through HafenCity back to the River Elbe. Parallel with the opening of Lohseplatz during the German Protestant Church Conference in spring 2013, the first section of park was completed. Thanks to the earlier than expected demolition of the goods shed on the site in 2013, the whole park could be finished ahead of schedule in 2015. The park, with its neighboring memorial and documentation center on the site of the former Hanover railroad station, will then be open to everyone as a classical public park.