Strandkai Quarter: tomorrow’s university is being created here

With a high density of child daycare, schools and universities, HafenCity has long since become one of Hamburg’s central education locations. This broad infrastructure is now expanding to include a sustainable social marketplace for people, content and ideas that in future will be enlivened by the students and faculty of MSH Medical School Hamburg. The building under construction on Chicagokai combines high climate aspirations with an ideal environment for future learning.
In agreement with MSH, Hamburg’s Ministry of Urban Development and Housing and HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, the developer, PATRIZIA AG, has announced a cooperative architectural competition for plot 63. Six international architectural firms participated and addressed two central questions: 

How can we build tomorrow’s university today?
 And what environment will attract young climate-active students in the future? 

The winning team was led by Julian Weyer of C.F. Møller Architects, encapsulating the university of the future: consistently well thought-out, built and operated in a way that conserves resources, and in harmony with its surroundings. The design promises to deliver open, multi-functional learning environments for contemporary study, incorporated into a building shared with companies and start-ups.

A further special feature is that the building’s ground and mezzanine floors will be available for public uses. Additionally, other functional components of MSH, such as a deconstructible lecture theater in the inner courtyard and a specialist library with work areas, will also be accessible to visitors.