Filling the Gap

Filling the Gap

Michael Bates-Tracey, Jonathon Sharma, Ross Whittle

Located between the new IBA development and the city centre, the project aims to develop an area of post industrialised land in Veddel. Contributing towards Hamburg’s need for more residential areas in the city and based on a community approach, it encourages a heterogeneous demographic composition and provides housing for the refugees entering Germany. Intended to fill a gap of residential provision in the city, it is concieved in the spatial and economic context of HafenCity, the proposed Olympic Village and an existing 1920s residential development in Veddel. The project proposes a series of vistas and routes, utilising the exisiting street patterns and able to accommodate the current and future uses of the site. At the riverside new development is the set back in order to better define the “edge” with the river and to create space for recreational activities.

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