Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize: Hamburg Earns ‘Special Mention’

The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, one of the most prestigious city prizes in the world, was awarded in Singapore on Monday, 9 July 2018. The grand prize went to South Korea’s capital, Seoul. HafenCity also received an important distinction: Hamburg (Germany), Tokyo (Japan), Kazan (Russia), and Surabaya (Indonesia) each earned a Special Mention. The award ceremony was held as part of the World City Conference more

One district, ten neighborhoods

Ten sometimes very differing quarters make up HafenCity; each has its own individual profile - and brings new qualities to Hamburg’s city center. Here are some of them:

Baakenpark opens

Nearly 25,000 visitors celebrated the opening of Baakenpark on May 5–6 in perfect weather. Sporting activities and swing dancing were on offer along with a neighborhood picnic. Promotional stands, tours and atmospheric concerts completed the program. The playground and sports equipment were particularly popular. The focus was on Baakenpark as a green, social center in eastern HafenCity more

MIPIM 2018: Reinventing the city in central Hamburg

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH is presenting the full breadth of innovative urban development at MIPIM, the international real estate fair in Cannes. From March 13–16, 2018, Europe’s biggest inner-city urban development project is a main partner on the Hamburg pavilion – Stand R8.B20 in the Palais des Festivals more

Seen from the east the building has an upwardly divergent form; seen from the west its low-rise construction echoes buildings in HafenCity.
In future the Elbtower will take its place almost as a matter of course as an increasingly familiar part of Hamburg’s urban landscape.

Elbtower: the developer and architect have been chosen

The Hamburg Elbtower will be a powerful culmination to HafenCity development and at the same time a curtain-raiser for the entrée to inner-city Hamburg and the future urban development zones of Billebogen and Grasbrook. Just under a year since plans were first announced for a high-rise at the Elbe bridges in HafenCity, the developer and architect have been chosen more


HafenCity Hamburg: State of development

HafenCity is being developed from west to east and from north to south – 64 projects are completed and another 69 under construction or in the planning stage; deals through sale of land or exclusive options have been closed on around 1.8 million sqm GFA. In the meantime, HafenCity has established its popularity as a place to live and work. Nowadays more than 2,100 residential units are completed approx. 14,500 people work in HafenCity as a whole, employed by more than 730 companies more

HafenCity InfoCenter Kesselhaus

A presentation of everything currently happening between the Elbe bridges and Kehrwiederspitze promontory is on view in the InfoCenter in Kesselhaus at Sandtorkai 30 more

On historic ground

Quay walls, harbor basins, historic buildings - the past will always be omnipresent, even in futuristic HafenCity. The port has left an indelible imprint on the structure of the district. A review more