New Port Promenade

Hamburg, Germany

The Port of Hamburg has a new promenade in a prominent location – the Inland Port/Lower Port flood protection facility between the landing bridges in St. Pauli and the Old Warehouse District. The promenade’s distinctive architecture stems from the London office of Zaha Hadid and is brought to life at night by light from a technical solution designed by Schlotfeldt Licht using LED technology by Selux.

The floodwater protection facilities in the Port of Hamburg are gradually being renewed, creating urban planning opportunities in defining locations for the urban landscape – like at the floodwater protection facility for Hamburg’s Inland Port /Lower Port. Here one of the Port of Hamburg‘s most important promenades forms a connection between the landing bridges in St. Pauli and the historical port buildings of the Old Warehouse District, which were recently included on UNESCO‘s list of world heritage sites. The building section starts at "Baumwall" in the direct vicinity of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall.

Designers were invited to submit their proposals to meet special urban planning requirements and the award-winning design was submitted by the London office of the renowned Zaha Hadid Architects. The extraordinary architecture of the staircases shown in the design, each connected to the promenade in varying dimensions, ensures a high-quality visitor experience and aesthetic appeal. To enable the lighting effect and light mood to effectively compliment such architectural sophistication, Schlotfeldt Licht proposed a lighting solution that was not based on standard luminaires.

client LSBG, Hamburg

architect Zaha Hadid Architects, London; Jan Hübener, Studio H2K, Hamburg

lighting designer Schlotfeldt Licht, Hamburg

photographer Martin Zitzlaff

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