City Topography

Lohsepark - HafenCity's green "Cental Park"

Lohsepark, covering four hectares, will be the largest contiguous green area in HafenCity. This “Central Park”, designed by Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten AG (Zurich), will run like a wide green ribbon from waterline to waterline, from the Ericus canal down to the River Elbe. Parts of the park will be ready in 2013, the remainder by 2018.

The picture shows a illustration of the Lohsepark

The picture shows a illustration of the Lohsepark (© Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten) Start slideshow

Lohsepark in the center

Lohsepark, covering four hectares, will be the largest contiguous green area in HafenCity. This “Central Park”, designed by Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten AG (Zurich), will run like a wide green ribbon from waterline to waterline, from the Ericus canal down to the River Elbe. Parts of the park will be ready in 2013, the remainder from 2018/19. Wide-ranging grassy areas, more than 500 newly planted trees and terraces lining the side interfaces with surrounding streets will structure the central park. An integrated memorial remembers the Jewish, Sinti and Roma people deported during the National Socialist era from the former Hanover railroad station.


Green island in the east of HafenCity

The park will join up with a 30m wide promenade by the River Elbe, which will eventually lead as far as Entenwerder island. A competition to landscape Baakenhafen quarter was decided in 2012. The key to the winning design by Atelier Loidl (Berlin) is a green artificially landscaped play and leisure island covering about 1.5ha in the centre of this family-oriented neighborhood.

In addition to these public open spaces, many private areas in HafenCity are also accessible to all residents, local employees and visitors. Public and private land is closely interlocked; many spaces in private ownership are subject to general rights of way or, as in Überseequartier, comparable rights to public thoroughfares. This ensures, for instance, that private areas between buildings remain passable to pedestrians or cyclists – and that the neighborhood is crisscrossed by a dense network of such paths and well-connected leisure areas.