Project:

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg

Year:

2016 -

Client:

IBA Hamburg GmbH

Location:

Hamburg, Germany

Program:

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

Area:

41 ha

Commission:

Competition, 1st prize.
Commissioned for further development

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG

Planning Team:

Agence Ter, Paris

press:

Hamburg Journal, 20. 07. 2016

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

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: framework plan

Haus Myrte, Wädenswil, 2022 –
Current phase: tender

House Renovation, Geneva, 2021 –
Current phase: ongoing

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

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: tender

Fabrik.sg, 2020 –
Current phase: Project phases design to operation

ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with Studio Vulkan)

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: execution planning

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: construction project

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: tender

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

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

Contact

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Kyoto office

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