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Compact Games in the City

For months, the concept of the 2024 Olympics have been discussed by experts and the general public. Now, the master plan of the Olympic City has been presented

The core area for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Hamburg is the Kleiner Grasbrook, where all the central Olympic facilities such as the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic swimming pool, the Olympic Hall and Olympic Village and the Olympic Park will be located. In the long term, Hamburg plans to turn the Olympic City into a neighbourhood for up to 18,000 residents with approximately 8,000 flats and 7,000 work places as well as a large public park along the Elbe.

Both the temporary use of Kleiner Grasbrook during the Olympic games as well as the after use as the new district have now been presented by the master plan Olympic City. Also completed is the sports venue concept, showing the plans of the other competition venues in and outside of Hamburg. Both plans are included in the brochure “” Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024 in Hamburg – Olympic City and sports venues “”: http: //

Creation of an Innovation District

“The Olympic and Paralympic Games have a huge impact on Hamburg’s urban planning, and stimulate many ideas for the Free and Hanseatic City and its metropolitan region”, says Prof. Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, CEO of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH. “However, it will be essential to think ahead and consider the needs and demands of future clients and users, whether residents or companies and its employees. Thus, the Hamburg’s Olympic City could be new innovation district.”

Olympic Hall to be Converted into a Cruise Terminal

The future of large sports venues after the Olympic and Paralympic Games has also been integrated into the master plan. Take, for instance, the Olympic Stadium. The venue for athletics will be constructed with temporary elements so it could be easily converted and adapted to new utilisation. After the 2024 games, the stadium jacket could house 400 flats, with 20,000 of the original 60,000 seats remaining in the lower rank. The sports facility itself would be retained as a training facility of athletics in Hamburg. The Olympic hall could be used as cruise terminal and venue of large events. The Olympic Swimming Pool could be converted into a public sports and leisure facility, with 2,000 seats for spectators watching swimming competitions at the 50-metres pool.

Considered Suggestions from Public Debate

Prior to the completion of the master plan Olympic City, the concept was discussed at public meetings with Hamburg’s citizens. Suggestions from the discussions, as the multiple wish to connect the new district Olympic City to Hamburg’s network of cyclists and pedestrians lane were taken into account in the master plan.

source and further details:
Download of the Olympics masterplan file: (Größe ca. 70 MB)
Download of visualisations (floor plan, aerial views, external sport venues,etc.): (size 447 MB, zipped)

Master plan Olympic City

The master plan process for the Kleiner Grasbrook started at the end of April 2015 in accordance with the DOSB’s decision of 21 March 2015 to nominate Hamburg as only German candidate city. Following a Europe-wide invitation to tender, internationally renowned planning teams were selected for the master plan. For the focus on urban development, these include the work group KCAP Architects & Planners, ARUP, Vogt Landscape Architects, Art + Herbert as well as GMP International GmbH, with WES GmbH Landscape Architecture and Drees&Sommer Projektmanagement und bauliche Beratung GmbH as subcontractors. ARGUS Stadt- und Verkehrsplanung is responsible for the development planning. The sports facility concept was developed by the joint venture “Hamburg 2024” – PROPROJEKT / AS & P Albert Speer and Partner.

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