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Masterplan for Hamburg's Olympic City to be presented today

What will Hamburg's Olympic city look like? Several architectural offices will present their answers

The Ministry of Urban Development and Environment has teamed up with HafenCity Hamburg GmbH to commission the design of a master plan for the new district Olympic City and the planning of major sports venues such as the Olympic stadium, the Olympic swimming pool, the Olympic Hall and the Olympic village on Kleiner Grasbrook. The current state of planning will be presented to the public on 2 June at the Magnus Hall.

Transparency and Participation

According to the Hamburg Minister Michael Neumann, transparancy and public participation are essential parts for the successful application for the Paralympic and Olympic Games. Accordingly, ideas are to be presented before the first decisions are being taken.

Liveable & Sustainable

To ensure the successful utilisation of Kleiner Grasbrook after the temporary use by the Olympic Summer Games 2014, the neighbourhood will have to be developed along sustainable guidelines, ensuring a good life for future generations, Hamburg’s chief urban planner Jörn Walter emphasises. To this end, only the best national and international experts have been asked to present their designs. Thus, add Kees Christiaanse from KCAP Architects & Planners, the games are not an end, but a catalyst and tool for sustainable urban regeneration.

Master Plan and Cost

Active since the end of April, the eight architect office commissioned have meanwhile drawn up first planning options for the development and improvement of Kleiner Grasbrook were developed. Draft not only include the urban master plan, but also a calculation of cost for the period of the Olympic Games 2024 as well as for the new district Olympic City, which is to be completed on Kleiner Grasbrookafter the Olympic Games.

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