Together with Karres en Brands we proposed a model “City of the future” for Hamburg’s newest district, in an iconic harbor location south of the Elbe. “The Open City” was one of twelve initial proposals and three finalists in the competition organized by HafenCity. The extremely ambitious and challenging brief asked for masterplans without precedent. An inclusive quarter where innovation is leading and new typologies of working and housing will emerge. Although not the winning scheme, we are honoured to be given the chance to contribute to the discussion about Hamburg’s future on such an important and iconic site. Although not the winning scheme, we are extremely proud of our team’s proposal, and remain convinced that it lays down an ambitious and progressive vision for the future of Grasbrook! Learn about our project here!