Tom Barlow, Daniel Haigh, Jacob Robertson
The project intends to create an area in Hamburg that through excellence in training, innovation, research and development, will increase the number of skilled workers, and enhance the skill levels of the current and future working population. The masterplan adheres to an ethos of cross fertilisation and exchange of ideas though a chain of linked spaces surrounded by buildings housing places of research innovation and training. The design establishes a programme of specific uses within different buildings and sections of the site.
Project objectives include; provision of the best facilities in Germany for the highest levels of research, innovation and training in the automotive, port & harbour and aeronautical industries; to inspire people of all skill levels to become involved by becoming trainers, researchers, workers, innovators or students; to provide high quality residential, leisure and retail facilities that will enrich the living and working experience of visitors, trainees, researchers and other participants.