Hamburg is one of the most attractive cities in Europe and consistently features in the top ten of various rankings.
The city’s great appeal to locals, new residents, tourists and businesses creates specific challenges for urban development.
In Hamburg, we are well on track in meeting these challenges: in fact, no other location in Europe boasts such a high number of large-scale development projects. At this year’s MIPIM, the focus of our Hamburg presentation lies on the Oberbillwerder and Grasbrook development projects.
Oberbillwerder is Hamburg’s second largest development project just after HafenCity Hamburg. As part of the project, an area of 124 hectares of largely agricultural land will be transformed into an urban quarter with lively neighbourhoods and great diversity in terms of living, working, education,
culture, leisure, recreation and sports. Development and implementation will be quite challenging as Oberbillwerder is also intended to serve as a model quarter with regard to climate protection and resource efficiency.
The new Grasbrook quarter is being developed just opposite the eastern part of the HafenCity district. It is aimed at linking up Hamburg’s city centre with the districts south of the River Elbe and at integrating the Elbe island of Veddel more closely. Spread over 46 hectares, the new Grasbrook quarter
will provide housing for more than 6,000 residents as well as some up to 16,000 work spaces – in addition to retail opportunities, a primary school, and several childcare facilities.
Would you like to learn more? I will be glad to explain these projects in more detail on 14 March at 3:00 p.m. at the Hamburg stand.
I look forward to meeting you there!
Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt
Minister for Urban Development and Housing