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The tallest Advent candles in Hamburg! 2000 1201 Südliches Überseequartier

The tallest Advent candles in Hamburg!

They are the tallest Advent candles in Hamburg – the crane candles on the construction site of Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, one of the largest in Europe: 75 metres high rise the candles made of fairy lights. Every evening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm they shine above the rapidly growing buildings between the Elbe and Überseeallee, between Magdeburger Hafen and San-Francisco-Strasse.

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DGNB Managing Director Johannes Kreißig: “I am fascinated by such quarters.” 1920 1080 Südliches Überseequartier

DGNB Managing Director Johannes Kreißig: “I am fascinated by such quarters.”

The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) is driving the sustainable transformation of the entire construction and real estate industry. The vision behind it: Sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings and quarters should become the norm. Johannes Kreißig, Managing Director of DGNB, has played a significant role in this orientation. In an interview with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), he reveals why pre-certification is important, what excites him about Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, and what he would “definitely like to see in the future”.

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Pre-Christmas neighbourhood meeting with stollen, mulled wine and livestream 2560 1600 Südliches Überseequartier

Pre-Christmas neighbourhood meeting with stollen, mulled wine and livestream

As part of a Zoom video event, 24 HafenCity residents took part in what was once again a very enjoyable information and dialog event to find out the current status on the construction site of what is currently Europe’s largest inner-city building project. While enjoying the previously delivered Christmas stollen and mulled wine, there was also the opportunity to ask open questions. As always, participants were selected on a first-come-first-served basis, taking into account whether they had already been able to attend one of the previous events.

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VILVIF Hamburg: Garbe Immobilien-Projekte, TERRAGON and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield implement senior community living project in Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier 2000 1359 Südliches Überseequartier

VILVIF Hamburg: Garbe Immobilien-Projekte, TERRAGON and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield implement senior community living project in Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier

In a joint venture, the Hamburg-based project developer Garbe Immobilien-Projekte and the Berlin- based senior living expert TERRAGON have acquired a residential building in Westfield Hamburg- Überseequartier. They are now developing a senior community living project in the heart of HafenCity together with overall district developer Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW). A multifunctional residential building within a mixed-use quarter, and the whole concept convincingly combined with the multigenerational idea of the entire project.

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Protecting lives and helping acutely – Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier is part of the cooperation between Sheltersuit and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield to support homeless people 1957 1500 Südliches Überseequartier

Protecting lives and helping acutely – Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier is part of the cooperation between Sheltersuit and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield to support homeless people

Since mid-November, an initial 100 protective suits have been distributed to homeless people in need throughout Germany, 20 of them in Hamburg alone. The sustainably produced Sheltersuit is a multifunctional, windproof, waterproof and warming garment that can be converted into a sleeping bag and can alleviate the acute hardships of homelessness, especially in the cold seasons.

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Interview with Thorsten Bleyer: “I have chosen the topic of ‘sustainable building’ because there is an incredible amount of potential” 1000 559 Südliches Überseequartier

Interview with Thorsten Bleyer: “I have chosen the topic of ‘sustainable building’ because there is an incredible amount of potential”

In his function as sustainability coordinator, Thorsten Bleyer accompanies the project development of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) in Hamburg’s HafenCity from the planning and construction phase to completion. The civil engineer pays particular attention to compliance with the criteria of the respective catalogue of requirements for the sustainability certification of buildings. In the interview, he explains the professional approach as well as the numerous advantages of sustainable construction and building certifications.

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The Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier on tour 1500 1133 Südliches Überseequartier

The Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier on tour

Professional exchanges and get-togethers at the Broker Breakfast and Local Heroes Event – the leasing team at Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier took advantage of the relaxation of the corona restrictions for two extraordinary networking events which have taken place in the recent weeks: the first Broker Breakfast and the Local Heroes event.

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Construction helmet instead of living room couch 2000 1400 Südliches Überseequartier

Construction helmet instead of living room couch

On Tuesday evening, September 28, 20 HafenCity residents swapped their living rooms for helmets and safety shoes. The reason: for the first time, a neighbourhood event organized by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) took place on the construction site of one of Europe’s largest building project. And this time, too, the available seats at this very special information and dialog event were quickly reserved and confirmed. Due to the corona pandemic, residents had met at the screen for the last three neighbourhood nights.

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Abdallah und Andreas
Result of Community Day 2021: Ten big buckets of trash and a lot of fun 604 539 Südliches Überseequartier

Result of Community Day 2021: Ten big buckets of trash and a lot of fun

The Alster, Hamburg’s blue center and important recreational area in the middle of the city, attracts thousands of water sports enthusiasts, joggers and walkers, especially on nice days. Particularly the west bank is characterized by a lot of nature and a large park. But also the many small canals are lined by gardens or green overgrown banks and offer habitat for many animals – from the majestic swan to the more exotic turtle. Unfortunately, such a large body of water in the middle of the city also collects a lot of trash, which is not only not a pretty sight, but also a danger to the many animals…

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