Oberbillwerder Masterplan, Hamburg, Germany

Oberbillwerder Masterplan

The planning teams ADEPT ApS from Copenhagen with Karres+ Brands from Hilversum and Transsolar from Stuttgart were chosen by a jury of experts. Now the next step has been taken: The innovative design has been successfully translated into a master plan by IBA Hamburg in consultation with the Department of Urban Development and Housing, the Bergedorf District Office and experts.
The Connected City is the model for the city of tomorrow, it is to become a city worth living in, linking urbanity and landscape, a quantum leap in urban development. The district is characterised by the multiple use of land and buildings, thus contributing to a reduction in landscape consumption. The Connected City also stands for integrative development. Neighbouring districts will be connected by new pedestrian and bicycle-friendly routes. Watercourses and green axes connect Oberbillwerder with its surroundings, so that a connected city – a place for everyone – is created by connecting the cultural landscape with the new district.
Oberbillwerder is to supply itself with energy as far as possible. An important prerequisite for this is derived from urban planning, in which the arrangement of the buildings among each other is designed in a way that a high passive solar use as well as a high daylight yield can be achieved.
Transsolar has also developed proposals for the energy concept, which are based on a local heat network, heat pumps, combined heat and power units and power-to-gas and also vary in the use of solar energy and ice storage or solar thermal and geothermal probes. Construction is expected to start in 2025.

2019 April, Vorzertifizierung DGNB Platinum
2019 World Architectural Festival Award ‘Winner‘ & ‘Future Project of the year‘ (as first masterplan ever)