Project:

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg

Year:

2016 -

Client:

IBA Hamburg GmbH

Location:

Hamburg, Germany

Program:

Mixed use / mesidential, office, commercial, production & industry, educational

Area:

41 ha

Commission:

Competition, 1st prize.
Commissioned for further development

Collaborators:

Agence Ter, Paris

press:

Hamburg Journal, 20. 07. 2016

Landscape Architect:

Agence Ter, Paris

Master plan for Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, Germany

Wilhelmsburg “North-South Axis: Towards a good neighbourhood“ was an international competition for urban design and landscape architecture organised by the IBA Hamburg. In a process that included two sessions of citizen participation, an urban design solution had to be defined for this central area on the island Wilhelmsburg, situated south of Hamburg in the river Elbe.

The island is characterized by the harbour, canals and transport infrastructure, by allotment gardens, urban fragments and abundant nature.

The project assembles these fragments into a city of gardens; no longer a suburb of Hamburg, but a neighborhood in its own right, with a great quality of life! The landscape serves as the main narrative: it integrates the green niches and allotment gardens, reaches into the urban structure and generates local qualities embedded in a larger green frame.

The new quarter connects to the Reiherstiegviertel in the north-west and to the center of the island and its S-Bahn station in the south, thereby completing the ring of urban fabric around Wilhelmsburg’s core.

Where the east-west meets the north-south axis, the neighbourhood’s centre will be located. It is connected by a public park to the Assmann Canal and the green band running along it. While the park is framed by schools, sports fields, a playground and public gardens, the square features shops, a public terrace and cafés. With the view to the canal and its central location, the square will have a unique identity and will serve as a point of attraction.

The landscape is defined by water in many forms: canals, drainage ditches and swales create a framework of paths, rows of trees and green fingers.

The urban design continues the perimeter blocks of the Reiherstiegviertel, but allows for more diversity and development models. The result is a mixed and diverse new neighborhood with a great quality of life.

Projects

Architecture

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Airport Engadine, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Mobility Hub, Zug, 2019 –
Future Parking Facility with retail component
Current phase: tender documentation

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: public vote

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Transformation Project from the former industrial estate to the mixed-use development with housing
Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Housing
Current phase: on hold

Office Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: study

Urban Design

Salina Raurica / Salinenhofquartier, Pratteln, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: design guidelines

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: design manual

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Bell-Areal, Kriens, 2020 –
Current state: competition

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: study with recommendation for further development

Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

Urban System Research

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

The Industrious City – Book Publication, 2017 –
(Lars Müller Publishers)
Published in fall 2020

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
Current state: ongoing

Network strategy 2040 and
future public transport 2050, Zurich
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)

Contact

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