HAMBURG ALTONA HIGHWAY COVER




GREENWAY
URBAN DESIGN CONCEPT

LANDSCAPE
PLANNING
COMPETITION
WITH URBAN DESIGN
PART

As a strung-out track, the highway line is one of the most concise elements within the urban landscape of Hamburg Altona. Conceptually, the generous dimension of the embankment is taken up as a continuous green corridor. At the same time, the enclosure of the corridor reflects the respective characteristics of the neighbouring quarters.

The design therefore provides for a spatial framework consisting of two basic elements: a park axis as a central route and a park corridor as an elongated green joint with a respectively changing spatial enclosure.

The park corridor runs through various sections, each of them with different characteristics: the shooting range, the Luther and the Bonne park, the Bahrenfelder lake, the Bahrenfelder market square and the sport facilities Bahrenfeld. Tying in with these edges, the corridor is composed of context-related 'park images’, forming a sequence of different sections.

Referring to the adjacent urban areas, the spatial characteristics, the use and the atmosphere of the adjoining park

sections are changing. Distinctive squares are inserted into the course of the path axis, marking the park sections and serving as entrée to the adjacent areas.

Additionally, new east-west connections link the park corridor with the surrounding neighbourhoods. Urban design rounding offs close the gaps along the park enclosure and emphasize the accesses to the park.

Team
Competition
Ulrike Böhm, Cyrus Zahiri, Katja Benfer,Tim Wildner, Rita Leal, Lidia Beltran, Ann-Kristin Haeger, Kerstin Paul
Year03/2012
TagsCompetitions, Urban Planning, Development-Concept, Green-Corridor