Hamburg Main Station




City of Hamburg
ReGe Hamburg Projekt-Realisierungsgesellschaft mbH


Hamburg, Germany


Station building, bus station, mixed use development, office, hotel, retail, gastronomy, urban spaces


146’500 sqm


Selective two-stage competition
2nd Phase


Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG


Studio Vulkan Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH
Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
Mint Architecture AG
ATP Hamburg Planungs GmbH
Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer Bauingenieure AG
Ingenieurbüro T. Wackermann GbR


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Main Station Expansion and Surrounding Development

The historic station building is a protagonist and focal point, but also a large form woven into the city with varying, recognizable faces. All station facades – historical and new – are made visible, where later additions and roofs are dismantled. Important lines of sight and desired lines are retained, strengthened or newly activated. The surroundings of the station become a park and the station building itself becomes a solitary structure within flowing greenery – a machine in the park.

A new roof in the east connects the “Wandelhalle” and northern footbridge via the historic “Stadtbahnhalle”, as well as to the station square via the municipal route and the southern train platform terrace. This new station gallery equalizes the flow of pedestrians and will protect the bus stops in the south. Above the low-lying roof, the monumental platform hall and the flanking ancillary halls can once again be read in their historical clarity.

In the east between the new station gallery and Kirchenallee, a new office building defines the Bahnhofsplatz in the north and Steintorpark in the south. It stages the station gallery with publicly focused functions and the Kirchenallee with addresses. In the south, staggered in plan and section, a new office and hotel building closes off the station area. On the ground floor level, a market hall with a waiting area is offered, between the municipal line and the sloping, green train platform terrace.

Four stepping stones, as arrival points with a high address and stay quality, form the basis for a clear “brand place strategy” with different identities: Art Garden, City Gate, Street Life, Business Link. Within this, four zones are newly programmed.

The surrounding station area becomes a “Wallpark”. This marks the historic city limits, connects the existing cultural buildings and forms the prelude to the surrounding districts of Hamburg. The station building is freed from its sprawling extensions and stands solitarily – spatially structured and anchored with four arrival points in the city, within the flowing green. From the infrastructure of the early 20th century, visitors enter the lushly green, climate-friendly and sustainable urban space of the 21st century.



Morgentalquartier, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Program: Housing
Current state: Phase 51 and 52, under construction

Haus Myrte, Wädenswil, 2022 –
Program: Transformation of historical building
Current state: Phases 51 and 52, under construction

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Program: Station square, station roof, bus roof
Current state: Phase 41, under construction (partially)

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Program: Culture, Restaurant, Housing, Retail
Current state: Phase 31, preliminary design

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Clug, Wilhelmsburg (D), 2020 –
Program: Clubhouse, boat hall
Current state: Execution Pla

House A, Geneva, 2021 –
Program: Residential house
Current state: Renovation, ongoing

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Program: School
Current state: ongoing

Herriberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Program: Retail, housing, bus yard
Current state: framework plan

Airport Engadin, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: tender, 2020 –
Current phase: Project phases design to operation

Boulevard, ETHZ Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Program: Campus Boulevard redesign (with Studio Vulkan)
Current state: ongoing

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Program: Housing
Current state: on hold

Urban Design

Bahnhof Romanshorn, 2022 –
Current state: study (with Sudio Vulkan)

Kaserne Aarau, 2022 –
Current state: urban framework

Areale Wittenbach, 2022 –
Current state: urban design commission

Stiftungsareal Neumünster, 2022 –
Current state: study

Kieler Schloss, 2022 –
Current state: Public think tank on usage and architecture

Campus Heidelberg, 2021 –
Current state: Masterplan process, in-depth studies

Otterbach Süd, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: project support

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Areal Neugasse Zürich, 2016 –
Current state: completion of master plan, public consultation

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: project support

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: project support

Urban System Research

Metaverse, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

Entwicklungskonzept Würzenbach, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

ESP Hochdorf, 2021 –
Current state: spatial-urban as well as use- and circular-based development concept

Deep Urbanism, 2021 –
Current state: ongoing

cividi gmbh – civic data intelligence, 2019 –
Digital tools for the analogue city
Current state: ongoing


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Kyoto office

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