Study trip to Hamburg

IoA excursion, organized by the Building Construction department

7-8 June 2018


Thursday 7 June

Tour through the Speicherstadt, the area of former warehouses.

Introduction into the urban transformation of HafenCity, Hamburg’s most prominent urban redevelopment area. Tour through the HafenCity. Projects by Behnisch, Miralles Tagliabue, Gerkan Marg, Bothe Richter Teherani, etc.

Guided tour through the Elbphilharmonie including visit of the Large Concert Hall.

Guided tour of the project area Neue Mitte Altona, a transport and urban development project currently being planned to re-organise the Hamburg-Altona railway junction.


Friday 8 June

Introduction to urban development goals and tasks in Hamburg in the Hamburg Ministry of Urban Development and Housing in Wilhelmsburg.

Introduction to the goals and projects of the IBA (Internationale Bauausstellung/ International Architecture Exhibition 2003-2013) and tour to some of the IBA projects in Wilhelmsburg and Harburg (Adjaye, Splitterwerk, BIG, etc.).

Guided tour through the old city centre, Neustadt and St. Pauli: Deichtorhallen (former market halls, now exhibition centre for contemporary art and photography), Kontorhausviertel (expressionist brick office buildings from the 1920s and -30s such as the Chilehaus by Fritz Höger), city renewal projects such as Brahmsquartier (architect: Carsten Roth) and Gängeviertel. Hamburg Museum (visit only from outside), Tanzende Türme, Pestalozziviertel, Spielbudenplatz at Reeperbahn.


Saturday 9 June and Sunday 10 June (optional)

Suggested: Deichtorhallen (exhibition centre for contemporary art and photography). Hamburg Museum (glass roof: structural design by Schlaich + Bergermann). Container Terminal Altenwerder (by bus).  Harbour cruise by boat. Tour along the Elbe river on foot/by harbour ferryboat – on the way: new quarter Neumühlen (Carsten Roth, Citterio, Gruentuch, BRT Architekten etc., Dockland offices (Bothe Richter Teherani), Stadtlagerhaus (Störmer), Hamburg River Promenade (Hadid), fish auction hall and fish market etc.



Happy students after their visit to the Elbphilharmonie concert halls



The Elbphilharmonie façade seen from the inside



Elbphilharmonie façade



Speicherstadt, the warehouse district within the HafenCity quarter was built from 1883 to 1927 as a custom free zone. It has been under redevelopment since 2009 and was awarded the status of  UNESCO World Heritage Site.



HafenCity: The former harbour area near the city centre has been developed into a mixed-use district since 2000.



A park in the HafenCity, in the back the Marco Polo Tower (Behnisch Architects)



Wilhelmsburg: One of the experimental IBA projects: Splitterwerk Architects & Arup: The Algae House, the first building with a bioreactor facade



Ministry of Urban Development and Housing in Wilhelmsburg (Sauerbruch Hutton Architects)



Kontorhausviertel: Chilehaus, expressionist office building by Fritz Höger, 1922-24


Kontorhausviertel: Chilehaus, expressionist office building by Fritz Höger, 1922-24 (photo Carl Dransfeld 1924)



Inns and bars in St.Pauli