VOGT and Herzog & de Meuron win the urban planning competition for Grasbrook
VOGT in collaboration with the architects of Herzog & de Meuron have been announced as the winners of the competition of the city of Hamburg's competition for the urban development of the Grasbrook district. As a central element of the urban development strategy «Sprung über die Elbe», the former port area on the southern bank of the Norderelbe will be transformed into a new, central neighbourhood with 3,000 apartments, 16,000 workplaces, and spacious recreational areas.
The centerpiece of the proposal is a big park surrounded by residential areas and spacious additional recreational areas with a strong connection to the Elbe and the Moldau port. The sweeping canopy of the «Übersee-Zentrum» will become a central open space in the new quarter. The neighbourhood combines everything that makes up the quality of life in Hamburg: living and working in the middle of the city and at the same time on the waterfront. Construction is scheduled to start as early as 2023.