Welcome to

Europe’s largest inner-city urban development project as a blueprint for the new European city on the waterfront


08. December 2020

Start of construction for "Roots"

The 18-storey building with a height of 65 metres will in future be part of the entrance to Elbbrückenquartier in Hamburg's HafenCity. A total of 181 flats will be realised. In addition, the German Wildlife Foundation will move into a total of 4,000 m², which includes exhibition, office and catering space. Completion of the complex, designed by Hamburg architects Störmer Murphy und Partners, is scheduled for 2023. The investment volume amounts to 140 million euros.
28. October 2020

HafenCity Hamburg constructs “zero-emissions building” as its new company headquarters

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH is constructing a new zero-emissions office building in the Am Sandtorpark/Grasbrook neighborhood to ensure that it is best positioned for its growing urban development tasks and the associated increase in personnel and space requirements in the future. Early public participation started on October 30, 2020. Construction of the building is expected to start in 2021, with completion scheduled for 2023.
15. September 2020

New director for HafenCity Hamburg GmbH

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Dr Andreas Kleinau joined the executive board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, now consisting of three members for a transitional period, and will take over as CEO on November 1, 2021. Prof. Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg and Giselher Schultz-Berndt are expected to retire October 2021.

Further information


About HafenCity

Europe’s largest inner-city urban development project as a blueprint for the new European city on the waterfront.

Urban development


HafenCity is setting leading-edge standards for the future through sustainable urban development.

On-site HafenCity

Guided tours

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH has the right tour for everyone. If you want to get an initial overview or if you want to deepen your existing knowledge about HafenCity, whether on foot or by bike, the guided tours are free of charge.


Living and working in HafenCity

Ten sometimes very differing quarters make up HafenCity; each has its own individual profile – and brings new qualities to Hamburg’s city center.


HafenCity Hamburg GmbH

Management of a development such as this, where a whole new city district is to be realized, has to be integrated to be successful. Most responsibilities connected with development of the district are therefore coordinated by HafenCity Hamburg GmbH.


Facts & figures

The most important facts and figures about what is currently Europe’s biggest inner-city development project.

Urban development

Social development

Life in the inner city: HafenCity is already an urban place, home to about 5,000 people. Despite their very different backgrounds and lifestyles, neighborly networking is already working.



Elbbrücken will serve as the second main urban center of HafenCity, after Überseequartier. Spectacular high-rise buildings, water on three sides, and a large, central square characterize a haven for both large enterprises and small, growing companies. 


HafenCity Hamburg GmbH provides up-to-date, multimedia-based information on the development of this new city district. 

Calendar of events

Art despite the crisis: BACKDROP

Singapurstraße 2
20457 Hamburg

Why not pep up your daily walk by dropping by the underground car park at Sandtorkai, either on your own or with a friend/partner, on foot or by car? ...
No content