Hafencity Hamburg Precinct
The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the futuristic Unilever house, the massive cruise ships at the piers ─ there is lots to see and do by the Elbe river.
In 2000, after four years of intensive planning, Hamburg Senate went ahead with the project and the foundations were laid for HafenCity Hamburg. Works on Hamburg’s newest precinct are scheduled to be finished in 2025. By then, inner-city Hamburg will have been extended by 40%. On 1,570,000 sqm by the Elbe, 6,000 apartments for approximately 14,000 residents are being built. In addition, the quarter will create up to 45,000 workplaces. Today, the single-most prominent site in HafenCity Hamburg is also the city's new landmark: Built on the foundations of an old storehouse, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg will be opened in January 2017.
HafenCity Hamburg's modern architecture contrasts that of the Speicherstadt, a historic warehouse district. Along with the Kontorhausviertel (lit. trading house district) and Chilehaus (lit. Chile house), it has been included onthe list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is an absolute must-see on every journey to Hamburg.
Many other architectural eyecatchers will reward a visit to HafenCity Hamburg, like the new Spiegel Publishing House and Unilever House with its futuristic facades and since April 2014, HafenCity Hamburg University has been offering Bachelor and Master degrees in architecture and urban development.
For a comprehensive guide to HafenCity Hamburg head over to: www.hafencity.com/en