Emily Green, Rebecca Nutbrown, Scott Stamper
The poem Dammtor, by James Sheard, explores the transformation of the old city gate into a modern city transport hub for Hamburg. The poem is about a journey from Dammtor Station, focusing on the reality and truth of some undiscovered places and people in Hamburg.
At the inception of the project the poem was taken as inspiration and a journey was made mapping the rhythm of the city on a direct route from Dammtor to Rothenburgsort, noting the public anchors along the way.
The project dismisses the interjection of large-scale redevelopment as a process appropriate to regenerate this area of Hamburg. Instead there is a need for collective memory in spaces and buildings, creating connections between people and places that can be enjoyed by wider society.
The project seeks to reveal the undiscovered anchors and hidden gems in the area to express the characteristics of the place. This would be achieved through a series of interventions, consisting of infill development at a range of scales across the study area.