Almost 14 renowned architects – from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam to France – came together to work on the master plan for one of the most exciting inner-city projects in Europe, with the goal to make southern Überseequartier as exciting and unique as possible. As Hamburg’s new gateway to the world, the vibrant district wants to come across as decidedly cosmopolitan, open-minded and diverse. But above all, surprisingly different!
No matter whether you’re there for a shopping safari, lunch at a restaurant or to spend a relaxing evening watching a film, the exciting hybrid of retail space, cinema and culinary offerings designed by Munich-based architects Hild and K provides the perfect setting at any time of the day.
Having to walk all the way back to the hotel after a long day of shopping? If it’s up to the Munich-based architects, you’ll soon just have to take the elevator up to the top floor where a hotel is ready to welcome guests.
The breathtaking backdrop of HafenCity makes the district not only a great place to live but also to work. It is only appropriate then that the French architect Christian de Portzamparc designed glazed office towers. The reflections on their facades help the trio blend seamlessly into the skyline.
Shops, hotels, apartments and a cruise terminal come together in this hypermodern building complex right on the Elbe. The goal is not only to build a sculptural landmark but to create a place that continuously wows visitors and residents alike.
The green roof terrace of the apartment building designed by Hamburg-based architect Carsten Roth forms the perfect interface between urban life and natural landscape. The pedestrian zone right outside the door invites residents to linger in the shops and restaurants.
Its central location in a lively neighborhood is one of the main attractions of this red brick cube designed by léonwohlhage. A spacious courtyard forms an oasis of peace, where residents can withdraw from the hustle and bustle whenever they feel the need for some quiet time.
Shopping in the building complex on San Francisco Street is a real feast for the eyes, with generous glazing allowing for magnificent views. Refuel your energy with the Elbe in sight.
The cinema on Genueser Platz by Böge Lindner K2 Architekten does not only have an inviting interior but its architecture too has lots to offer. Generous glazing in the foyer and second floor is sure to draw curious looks.
The striking tower by the Hamburg-based architecture office kbnk marks the intersection between the districts Strandkai and southern Überseequartier. In addition to standard apartments, the building will also include exclusive penthouses with a breathtaking view over the Hanseatic city.
With its impressive curved arcades, the retail and office building invites passers-by on a walk or office workers during their lunch break to linger at the water. Under the shelter of the arcades even the typical Hamburger “Schietwetter” (foul weather) does no harm.
The building complex designed by UN Studio leaves nothing to be desired. The crystalline façade of the ensemble on the waterfront hints at the versatility of the building, which serves as a workplace, shopping paradise, entertainment and culinary hotspot all in one.
The glass roof makes its way around the buildings like a filigree net, serving as an elegant shelter from rain, storm and snow. The unique shape is supported by sturdy posts, which withstand all weather conditions.
Functioning as a gateway between the city center and the Elbe, and between tradition and inspiration, southern Überseequartier aims to be perceived as a “holistic” experience: as a cultural center offering leisure activities as well as shopping and catering.
BB + GG arquitectes of Barcelona are responsible for creating a pleasant atmosphere outside the buildings. For instance, different-colored stripes on the ground surfaces lead visitors along the boulevard to the Elbe.
Taking into account municipal codes and building regulations, HPP International serves as master planner and is responsible for coordinating and bringing together all architects and specialist planners involved in the project. The master plan ensures that the individual buildings are perceived as part of one unit, which eventually forms southern Überseequartier.
The development plan for southern Überseequartier was not only based on creating architecturally outstanding, state-of-the-art buildings, but above all on sustainability. All buildings are certified with the BREEAM* Excellent Standard, a certification system for the ecological and socio-cultural sustainability of buildings. They make southern Überseequartier a forward-looking place. In addition, all offices have the DGNB gold standard.
*BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology, breeam.com.