Prize / Living and working between the canals / Hamburg, Germany

The project area North-South-Axis is located in the heart of the river Elbe island Wilhelmsburg and on the island between the three canals Ernst August Canal, Aßmann Canal and Jaffe Davids Canal and Rotenhäuser Strasse. It covers an area of about 41 hectares. The aim of the redevelopment of this area is a vibrant, urban district with a diverse mix of uses of housing, employment, education and leisure. As part of the invited international competition proposals were to conceive that integrate urban and open space planning adequately into the spatial environment, utilizing the potential of the site and the location between the canals, thereby crosslinking the area with its sourroundings and overcome existing boundaries. The urban design by SMAQ in collaboration with Man Made Land (landscape architecture) was awarded in the competition a third prize.


North-South-Axis, Hamburg, Germany