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- Project 40: International Maritime Museum
- Project 41: Heinemannspeicher | Koreastraße 3
- Project 42: Koreastraße 5/ Shanghaiallee 4
- Project 43: HEIMAT. HAFEN. HAMBURG
- Project 44b: Elbarkaden designport | Hongkongstraße 10
- Project 45: Elbarkaden Green Office | Hongkongstraße 12-14
- Project 46: Koreastraße 4
- Project 48: Stadthaushotel HafenCity | Hongkongstraße
- Project 49: NIDUS-Loft | Shanghaiallee 6-10
- Project 49a: Ecumenical Forum Brücke (Bridge) | Shanghaiallee 12-14
- Project 50: Musicians House | Shanghaiallee 16-20
- Project 54: HafenCity University | Überseeallee 12
- Project 44a: Universal Living | Hongkongstraße 6-8
- Project 52 a+b: Intelligent Quarter | Überseeallee 6-10
- Project 53: Intelligent Quarter | Überseeallee 6-10
- Project 51: Überseeallee 7-11
HafenCity's New Knowledge Quarter
East of Magdeburger Hafen, an interesting knowledge quarter surrounding HafenCity University and the Elbe Arcades is growing alongside other trend-setting projects such as the Ecumenical Forum and the Musicians’ House
Elbtorquartier's appearance is still characterized by undeveloped spaces and existing building stock. But between 2010 and 2013 the future "Knowledge Quarter" will be HafenCity's main building site. The new U4 subway is under construction in the southern part (© ELBE&FLUT) Start slideshow
A lively “knowledge quarter” is evolving between Magdeburger Hafen, Brooktorhafen and Am Lohsepark neighborhood. It owes its special atmosphere both to HafenCity University with its 2,000 students and to other pioneering projects. The urban planning conception for Elbtorquartier picks up on a variety of typologies. While buildings of up to 70m will be erected in the south, an elongated block structure approximately 170m long to the east ties into the existing built structure along Hongkongstrasse, which is also replicated in Magdeburger Hafen.
Impressive bridge links west and east
From the Speicherstadt, a footpath leads over Leónbrücke bridge, designed by Austrian architects Dietmar Feichtinger and WTM Engineers of Hamburg, directly into the listed Kaispeicher B warehouse building (40). This is the oldest building in HafenCity, erected in 1879, and forms the distinctive northern entry to the area. Since summer 2008 it has housed the International Maritime Museum Hamburg. Both the bridge and the warehouse were recognized as Building of the Year 2007 by the Hamburg association of architects and engineers.
Following the passage through the museum, the visitor arrives on the museum forecourt; on the waterside the first harbor launch landing stage in central HafenCity was opened in summer 2012. The adjoining 280m, 10m wide promenade on the pier along Magdeburger Hafen will in future lead under Baakenhafen bridge. Now it leads along to the Elbe Arcades, to open at the end of 2013. Walkers and cyclists will soon be able to enjoy an unobstructed route between the Elbe embankment at Baakenhafen and the city center.
The historic bridge dating from 1931, renamed Busanbrücke, is the most significant east-west link for pedestrians and cyclists in central HafenCity. It connects western and central neighborhoods to eastern HafenCity. Like the surrounding promenades, the area is paved to a design by Beth Galí with natural stone slabs in a stripe pattern, with plenty of space for all users.
Unique Elbe Arcades: living, design and environmental protection
In the northern part of the neighborhood the customs head office for the City of Hamburg, HafenCity Customs Office, moved into its new location designed by Winking, Froh Architekten (Hamburg/Berlin) back in 2011 (46). For the expansion of the corporate headquarters of Gebr. Heinemann directly opposite (42), the architectural competition came out in favor of Gerkan, Marg und Partner (gmp) of Hamburg. Right next door, a new building with an underground garage, six floors of offices and two recessed, stepped stories is being constructed to meet gold Ecolabel criteria. South of Busanbrücke, the Elbe Arcades stretch along the whole eastern embankment of Magdeburger Hafen, built to a design by Bob Gysin + Partner BGP Architekten (Zurich). They will open at the end of 2013. Rather than a straight promenade, the complex of buildings features a flood-protected 170m arcade, 8m high and 10m deep integrated into the buildings, as is the low public pier in front of the private arcades.
The two northern building sections accommodate a total 90 apartments. Fifty of these are part of the Heimat Hafen project (43) of Garbe Group and Otto Wulff. Their layouts allow a variety of uses from multigenerational homes through to residential and workspace lofts, as well as duplexes, and wheelchair friendly units for seniors. Another 40 apartments, a few of which have attached ateliers picking up on the Elbe Arcades’ character as designport hamburg, were realized by DS-Bauconcept GmbH and Primus Developments GmbH (44a). Gardens for residents have been laid out on the roof of the building.
In the central area, two outstanding elements of the Hamburg creative industry, designxport, a Hamburg design scene network, and iF Forum Design, (44b) have moved in. A large public exhibition and event space with a design archive and library is foreseen as a public platform at the interface between culture, science, technology and the creative industry, functioning as a meeting place and hub for exchanging ideas and information and discussions on design topics.
The southern part of the new building (45) topped by conspicuous wind rotors is reserved for Greenpeace. The environmental organization will be clustering several of its activities under the same roof in its headquarters: Greenpeace Energy eG, the Greenpeace environmental trust, as well as Hamburg volunteers. In its foyer the organization has an informative public exhibition describing working topics and campaigns. The highlight is a six-meter totem pole – a present from Nuxalk Indians as a thank-you for Greenpeace’s work in their homeland.
The energy concept for the building built to the criteria for the gold Ecolabel is exemplary, combining high efficiency, low consumption and a maximum deployment of renewable energies; this includes geothermal and photovoltaic energy, as well as the wind rotors on the roof. Requirements for electricity and heat (so-called primary energy requirement) currently stand at 50 percent below the applicable statutory regulations for energy-efficient buildings.