Kleiner Grasbrook, Hamburg

Olympia Masterplan

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH
Hamburg Department for Urban Development
2015 – 2016
1 011 800m2

The OlympiaCity on the Kleine Grasbrook is an important hinge to link the Elbe islands with the Hamburg east, the South of Hamburg and the HafenCity. The Olympic and Paralympic Games are initiators of sustainable urban renewal and an engine of urban development. Building on experience in Barcelona, Vancouver and London, the structures and infrastructures of the games form the building blocks for later post-Olympic use. 

Thus the Olympic village, where the athletes and guardians live during the games, forms a core quarters, which will be available immediately after the games. The stadion will remain a symbol of Olympia in a permanent form, supplemented by urban uses. The Olympic Hall will be converted into a cruise terminal and the Olympiaschwimmhalle will continue to be a sports and leisure pool. The main structure of the urban development is determined by the ports, quays and shores. The road network and the cultivation typology are oriented on the banks of the Elbe, Moldauhafen and Hansahafen from east to west. These are supplemented by a linear park running east-west, which passes from the main square at the new subway station Kleiner Grasbrook across the stadium to the park on the Elbe. Like the Magdeburger Hafen in the HafenCity, the Vltava port forms a lively fleet with two quay plains and several bridges. A further important east-west axis forms the Grasbrookerallee as the central shopping street of the district in the extension of the Sachsenbrücke.