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HafenCity Hamburg: A Premiere in Inclusion

The charitable association "Living with disability in Hamburg" will open HafenCity's first affordable, accessible, inclusive housing housing on 1 November 2015

True to the claim “HafenCity: Inclusive rather than exclusive” 19 people with disabilities and ten students will form the first inclusive housing of HafenCity. In total seven household, their will take up residency in a large, almost completed construction projects on Lohsepark, where mixed use and social targets will create a best practice and high-quality symbiosis. According to Leben mit Behinderung Hamburg e.V. , shared housing of people with handicap has already proven successful in neighbourhoods like Sternschanze, Barmbek, andn Bergedorf.

A Hamburg Premiere

At Hamburg’s new waterfront precinct of HafenCity, however, the project will mark a premiere. “The inclusive household at Shanghaiallee will be our first project with people with and without disabilities living together”, says Kerrin Stumpf, CEO of the association. “For us, this is a milestone in the inclusion and an important step towards normalisation.”

Living, Working and Living Under One Roof

The complex developed by the nonprofit co-operative Bergedorf-Bille eG, the KOS Wulff Immobilien GmbH and Otto Wulff Projektentwicklung GmbH, centrales houses offices, practical and commercial areas, social facilities and daycare centres, 159 residential units and the restaurant “The Table” of with the awarded chef Kevin Fehling under its roof.

Living with disability Hamburg is an association of more than 1,500 families with a disabled relative. The Parents’ Association was founded in 1956. At that time, it was the first self-help association of parents with disabled children in Germany. The equal participation of disabled people in urban life is still the main goal of the association.
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