SAOTA has been announced as the winner of the architectural competition for the new Neuländer Quarree precinct in Hamburg. The brief was to provide design concepts for five components of a site of approximately 44,000 m2 set within the formerly industrial context of Harburg inland port in Hamburg, Germany. The project developer CG Gruppe AG sought outstanding designs that were architecturally, functionally, ecologically and economically mature and aimed at promoting long-term commitment to future residents and users.
SAOTA was announced as the winner of the Residential Apartment building A1, a mixed-use building including rental apartments, restaurants, and retail. The jury commented that "SAOTA's design stood out for its abundance of ideas, its strong interior and exterior reference and orientation to the water."
"Our approach begins with creating an active streetscape providing rich interactions between the architecture and the site for residents and visitors alike," SAOTA stated. "Combined with an architecture which is dynamic and clearly rooted in the historical context - SAOTA's design will contribute to the architectural quality and the long-term success and desirability of the development."
The mixed-use development will have 400 apartments, a hotel, offices, retail trade, and a technology park. The technology park will create space for offices, businesses, and crafts. The concept is a net-zero energy complex that combines geothermal energy, wood-pellet-fuelled cogeneration plants, and photovoltaics. Construction of the project is scheduled for 2020 with planned completion in 2023.
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