Being a huge architect and design buff, I am immensly fascinated by Hafen City in Hamburg. It’s such an interesting development to follow and the quality of it is amazing.
In the former industrial area of where the free-port used to be in Hamburg, the construction of the impressive HafenCity currently arises. The biggest urban development in Europe; it will provide homes for 12 000 people, jobs for 40 000, universities, primary schools, cultural and leisure facilities, shops and restaurants.
Extraordinary high quality of architecture and public space design, along with the closeness to the innercity (only a few hundred metres), ecological sustainability and the mighty size of size 126 hectar land area and 31 hectar of water area, are some of the things that set HafenCity apart from the other major urban developments currently underway and in development.
As seen in the picture below, HafenCity will be huge.
HafenCity got registered as an official citydistrict in 2006 and the developer and project management is HafenCity Hamburg GmbH. The new city district is expected to be completed in about 15 years. …
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