The leap across the Elbe Islands lands here
Harburg Inland Port
MetrozonesNew routes to the Harburg Schloßinsel
Creating a bridge to Harburg’s Schloßinselto the project
MetrozonesLiving in the Harburg Dock
Marina on the ‘Schloßinsel’to the project
MetrozonesNew free space qualities on Harburg Schloßinsel
Harburger Schloßinsel Parkto the project
MetrozonesLiving in a unique location
Park Quarterto the project
Harburg Inland Port
Harburg Inland Port is becoming a scene of exciting diversity: docks and canals cut through industrial areas, while modern architecture is interspersed with old harbour and warehouse buildings. In the "channel Hamburg" development, high tech experts are working on the latest microelectronics. To date, the transformation of the harbour area into a thriving service location has been remarkably successful. The IBA Hamburg is now set to give Harburg Inland Port additional impetus in developing into a lively residential and working district.
Harburg Inland Port incorporates both the southern area of the harbour between Veritaskai and Karnapp, known as "channel Hamburg", and Harburg's Schlossinsel, which takes its name from Harburg Castle, of which a remnant is situated here. This harbour island has long been used for industry.
Like many of Europe's ports, for decades Harburg suffered from the effects of the downturn in the sector. The extensive structural transformation that followed, mostly initiated by private business, saw the area rebound through the establishment of the nearby Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH). The success of the university acted as the foundation for today's mix of industry, a restaurant scene, and the research and high tech companies that define the southern part of the port, and is unique in northern Germany.
In addition to its dynamic economy, Harburg Inland Port is distinguished above all for its many waterfront areas and a blend of modern and heritage-protected architecture, and it has become a coveted place to live. Social infrastructure is being put in place, starting with a day nursery. New housing developments are now being built in the southern part of the port, driven by the IBA Hamburg, on behalf of the district authorities and the Federal State Government.
The area between Harburger Schlossstrasse and the Kaufhauskanal is the site of a checkerboard-like residential district that alternates between built-up areas and open spaces, while taking the existing buildings into consideration. A total of 370 housing units spread over three new construction projects are being built due to the high demand for residential space. Parts of the waterfront can be accessed by the public.
In addition, the redevelopment is creating open public spaces and a park, thus transforming Harburg Inland Port into an attractive environment, allowing the already vibrant residential and working district to continue to evolve.
The Projects in Detail
Harburger Schlossinsel Park
A star-shaped park with a large playing field and verdant lawns is being created at the centre of Harburg's Schlossinsel. In the middle of the park stands the only remaining section of Harburg Castle.
Creating a Bridge to Harburg's Schlossinsel
Kanalplatz: this is becoming a multi-purpose space directly on the waterfront.
Lotsekai: this quay is also being redeveloped as a public area alongside the water. Bridge over the Lotsekanal: a technically groundbreaking pedestrian bridge is being built to provide another point of access to the Schlossinsel and a link between Kanalplatz and the Lotsekai.
Marina on Harburg's Schlossinsel
An exclusive residential district comprising rented and privately owned apartments is being developed between the park and the waterfront, offering public access to the water.
Two new residential buildings containing rented and privately owned apartments will border the park to the south. Residents can sail their boats directly into their own "boat garages".
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