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Creative conversions in Hamburg’s World Cultural Heritage site

Around 10,000 square metres will be made available at affordable rates for artists and creative/cultural players

The Culture Ministry and the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft are working together with the “Ateliers für die Kunst” association to find a tenant for the future “creative warehouse” in the Warehouse District. As part of the concept for developing the historic district, around 10,000 square metres will be made available at affordable rates for artists and creative/cultural players. In the first phase, 5,000 square metres of studio space are to be created in Warehouse M 28 (Sandtorkai 27/28) by the start of 2017.

A permanent home for the creative

“The tendering process shows just how deeply the historic Warehouse District connects tradition and the present. Our aim for the coming years is to provide a permanent home for the creative here in Hamburg’s first World Cultural Heritage site. The creation of another 10,000 square metres of studio space significantly extends the room available for artists in the inner city,” explains Senator Prof. Barbara Kisseler, Culture Minister.

The quest for usage concepts

The M28 warehouse on Sandtorkai belongs to Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and offers a total of more than 5,000 square metres of space on eight floors. This space is earmarked for affordable workspaces for players in the creative economy. In the first phase, a use is now being sought for the 670-square-metre ground floor. The concept needs to appeal to a broad audience whilst being relevant to the creative work of future tenants on the upper floors.

Usage concepts are expressly sought from gallery operators, event organisers and restaurateurs which use the ground floor space as a display window for the entire creative warehouse. Retail use is also possible.
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Source and further information:
www.kreativgesellschaft.org

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