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Introduction

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The design brief is given to propose a radical urban design propositions for a

Hamburg is a major port city in northern Germany, connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River. It is the second largest city in Germany after Berlin with population over 1.7 million people. Our selected site is the Veddel residential district, located by one of the river island in the River Elbe. It consists of listed residential apartments dating back to the 1920s, and a small area of commercial and retail to serve the local community. Hamburg is one of the candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games. This brings value to our development in Veddel as the future Olympic site Kleiner Glasbrook is situated next to our site.

As one of the candidates for the 2024 Olympic Games, the neighbouring Olympic site brings added value to the Veddel development. 2.

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neighbourhood or district, which will be expressed as a spatial proposition. The design should respond to the fundamental attributes of successful place-making, regarding spatial control of the urban environment. We were required to propose a theme which reflect spatial impact to the site, and to be developed by addressing the latest technology, economics and politics. 1.


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Proposed Programme of Use Hamburg > Veddel > Social Equity

Our project is a sensitive response to the housing crisis aligning with the democratic ideology of Hamburg. Germany is run by a multi-party system: CDU ( Christian Democratic union) and the SDP (Social Democratic Union). The constitution protects individual liberties in the form of human and civil rights. Powers are divided between federal and state levels- Hamburg being its own state. 88% of the working age population are employed, the political system of Germany has increased the desirability of Hamburg as a destination for people looking for work, coupled with the current crises are areas around Eastern Europe has seen a huge influx of people. 600 people arrive in Hamburg on a daily basis in requirement for Housing and looking for employment. There is an undeniable vast requirement for new housing.

Aims:

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• Provide a large amount of housing1/3 free market, 1/3 social, 1/3 buy to let. • Provide spaces to be adopted by community for the use of their requirements whether it is commercial activity, community activity to be owned, run and managed by the local residents. • Prevent the divide between Hamburg and Veddel from widening by linking it back to Hamburg • Help those who want to help themselves by providing an area for enterprise. • Provide more greenery, public parks, and children’s pay areas to help promote public interaction and increase desirability, standard of living and quality of life.

• A mix of residential tower, back to back houses, streets, blocks- a range of types • Ground floor of residential blocks to be used for community/ commercial/ cultural space to increase interaction between buildings and streets. • Improve infrastructure- links to tube/ bus station/ cycle track to city centre (green route) Links to new developments both Olympic city and across the water. • Provide an enterprise zone that comprises of shipping containers. These can be stacked in accordance to demand of the tenant therefore allowing working space to increase in unity with the demands of a growing business. • Provide public spaces including green spaces, play parks, skate parks, and a mini outdoor stage

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Design Principles & Site Analysis Hamburg > Veddel > Social Equity

Urban Form

Urban Form Strategy

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Urban axis of the neighbourhood context is extended into the site to determine the urban pattern design. The proposed urban form reflects the idea of centralized space from the existing urban form


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Design Principles & Site Analysis Hamburg > Veddel > Social Equity

Towers Design Strategy The planning strategy of our residential towers is affected by various elements: to respect the massing in the two new neighbouring developments (Olympic Site and Rothernburgsort), local building height policy, views and vistas, and lastly the local climate context.

Link to City & Cathedral

Sunpath

reflects the new development at Roternburgsort

enhance the feeling of enclosure of the public square As a gateway at the highway interchange

Towers Interaction

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Primary paths Secondary paths Tertiary paths Traffic nodes

Traffic Analysis

Green path Road path Bus station Pedestrisnized Subway New node

Infrastructure Planning Strategy

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Infrastructure design strategy is affected by the existing traffic circulation. Our intention is to improve the existing traffic condition to provide a better and safer environment for living.


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Design Principles & Site Analysis Hamburg > Veddel > Social Equity

Green Route The green route is divided to 2.2m pavement to allow 2 people, 800mm to allow for trees, benches and leg room, and a 4m street to allow for 3 people to walk abreast.

Residential Block Strategy Corridor is allocated facing the inner courtyard allowing each unit to enjoy the external views in the same time connected to the internal courtyard. The form of the building also provides privacy for the residential units by preventing windows facing directly to each other. The windows facing the streets can encourage interaction between streets and the building.

Green Route Strategy There are many existing green spaces scattered in the site however seldom in use and mostly not in a good condition. Our strategy is to connect all the parks and create a green route that link all the green spaces which can function as key spaces to bring people together. Cherriel SQ | Becka Blakley | Ben Naylor


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Masterplan

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Masterplan Graphic to illustrate the proposed new developments. Cherriel SQ | Becka Blakley | Ben Naylor


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Masterplan

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Masterplan

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Perspective Illustration of proposed buildings in relation to existing buildings, proposed Olympic Site and Hamburg City Centre.

Pedestrian Bridge Pedestrian bridge which leads the user from the edge condition of the site across the Elbe River and towards the city centre.

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Masterplan

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Riverside Landscape View of the interactive riverside landscaping which includes a skate park, adult gym area, performance area and children’s playpark.

Pedestrian Green Route Eye level perspective illustrating proposed pedestrian street and the relationship between the pedestrians, commercial units and residential spaces.

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Masterplan

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Enterprise Enterprise zone comprised of shipping containers, to be adapted in response to demand of the tenant allowing for a work space that can increase in utility with growing businesses. Enterprise zone located along vehicular road .

Urban Square which acts as a breather space between dense residential areas. Visual Demonstrates the material quality, massing and character of the area, while showing the relationship between the public realm and built environment.

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Masterplan

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Masterplan Perspective Info Graphic

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Masterplan

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Approach to Individual Building Design

Approach to Individual Building Design Location map to illustrate the new residential building and its relationship to the public realm.

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Masterplan

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Approach to Individual Building Design

Approach to Individual Building Design Graphics to illustrate the massing of the specified building and how it relates to the surrounding buildings. Also to illustrate the relationship with the urban square and an idea of how the elevation would function in order to respect the privacy of the tenants whilst maintaing a double exposition with both inner courtyard and the external public realm. Cherriel SQ | Becka Blakley | Ben Naylor


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Demolitions

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Carpark to serve export purposes This area could be part of the urban development as it connects the green and historical districts. 2.

A small commercial district that serves the community with poor building quality. 3.

Demolition

Container squatter houses which are not well designed. It creates an unpleasant environment.

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Graphic to illustrate the buildings that will be demolished. These buildings consist of redundant industry depots (that will be relocated in other parts of the city) and poor quality hotel to give room to new residential blocks. Other buildings that will be removed are container housing that will be replaced with new community centre and facilities.


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Phasing Plans

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Phase 1 The initial phase is to do minor alterations to the existing buildings – convert the ground floor to retail/commercial/community space, remove surplus structures/roads and to build new community hall and facilities. Pedestrianise the internal road network and to initiate implantation of the new infrastructure, bus station and tube station and road network north of the site.

Phase 2

The second phase consists of construction of all proposed residential buildings. This includes the retail and commercial space on the ground floor of the residential buildings. A buffer zone of trees protects the new residential area from the nearby heavy traffic. Construction of the Enterprise zone features recycled containers stacked according to the demand of the tenants. The proposed pedestrian and cycle bridge across the river Elbe. Two proposed urban public realm, one that features a skate park, gym equipment and an outdoor theatre. The other urban square acts as a central meeting place and ties the green route and streets to the new proposal at the Olympic Site.

Phase 3 The final phase will take into account current Government guidelines to remove industry from the adjacent site west to the Masterplan. The area will to the current masterplan via the park north of the site. The industry site will have to decontaminated (by implementing of park or farmland) before a new Masterplan can be drawn up. Cherriel SQ | Becka Blakley | Ben Naylor


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Precedents

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New York Highline

Seating Points

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Ergonomically built in benches constructed from timber that has come from a nearby managed forest to ensure for a sustainable use. These benches are carefully positioned throughout the route to show river views . 4. 8.

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Foliage Natural Planting is inspired by landscape that grew on the disused tracks. Various planting zones are embedded in railway gravel mulch, recalling the highlines former use. 210 species of planting included throughout the route.

New York Linear Park , built on elevated section of disused New York Central Railroad. Allows the pedestrian to enjoy the city from new perspectives. 2. 9. 6.

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Precedents

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Peripheriques Architects

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Peropheriques Architects based in Paris designed a compact residential block to meet ambitious requirements in terms of comfort, low energy consumption and low economical requirements. The building is houses many units on a small footprint whilst maintaining privacy and quality. The units spread the width of the buildings therefore allows the apartments to feature a double exposition. The roof on the south of the block drops to respect the massing of the neighbouring buildings as well as to maximise exposure to the sun for the solar panels.

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Hall Black Douglas Hall Black Douglas produced a masterplan for the Indian Market in conjunction with MOLA Architects. The example illustrates how low rise residential blocks can work within close proximity with residential towers. The height of the towers and the arrangement is to permit an unrestricted views of the sea, mimic the existing topography of the land leading from the sea as well as to act as a boundary marker between the inner circle public realm. 2.

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Obernkirchener Obernkirchener Sandstone Located in close vicinity to the site, a lot of the key buildings and paving areas are built using the Obernkirchener Sandstone. The high quality sandstone can be used in a variety of occupations as a paving utility, the sandstone is a aesthetically pleasing method of separating alternate uses such as cycling and pedestrian lanes. 1. 11/11/2015 http://www.hallblackdouglas.co.uk/uploads/Mola-MP1.jpg Website 2. 11/11/2015 http://www.hallblackdouglas.co.uk/uploads/Mola-MP2.jpg Website 3.11/11/2015 http://www.peripheriques-architectes.com/sites/default/files/images/A-CARD-Sergio%20Grazia_1.jpg Website 4. 11/11/2015 http://www.peripheriques-architectes.com/sites/default/files/images/CAR-Accuil-3-750x900.jpg Website 5. 11/11/2015 http://www.obernkirchener-sandstein.de/assets/Uploads/Bodenbelge/_resampled/ResizedImage250188-14.-Bodenbelge-2.jpg Website 6. 11/11/2015 http://www.obernkirchener-sandstein.de/assets/Uploads/Park-und-Landschaft/_resampled/ResizedImage148191-P1220699.jpg Website 7. 11/11/2015 http://www.obernkirchener-sandstein.de/assets/Uploads/Bodenbelge/_resampled/ResizedImage250187-Blockstufen-aus-Obernkirchener-Sandstein-mit-Randschlag-Detail.jpg Website


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Cumberland Park is a part of Nashville

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River front Master Plan done by the EOA Architects and Hargreaves & Associates. It is locate on the Cumberland River’s east bank under the Shelby Street Bridge. We find this precedent study useful for our scheme as it addresses to a similar context by the river front. 1.

The Cumberland Park encourages nature play, climbing walls, interactive splash pad and pool, with an outdoor amphitheatre for 1200 person. The park is interesting in term of ground levels and pedestrian link to create multiple layer interactions between users. It is a successful gathering space to encourage social interaction for the community. 3.

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Policy Context Germany > Hamburg > Veddel

Policy One of the design requirements is to take into account the local development framework. Therefore our design proposal aligns to the ‘Liverpool Core Strategy 2012’. The Core Strategy has eight strategic objectives:

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A Strong Economy By ensuring sustainable economic growth, our design proposal includes an enterprise zone that provides focal business points for local residents to buy and sell. Recycled shipping container shells are used in this area, which allows for a low cost turn around while creating a diverse market which can adjust and expand in response to demand, via the addition or subtraction of containers. The enterprise area is located along one of the main streets which connects the riverside landscape and the urban square - two main public spaces in our proposal. It provides the potential for economic development for the community. Other than that, we are also commercialising all ground floors of the residential blocks. This can also provide business and job opportunities for the local residents at the same time as promoting a relationship between streets, buildings and people.

Residential Neighbourhoods That Meet Housing Needs In relation to our proposed scheme, our developments main focus is on new housing to cater for the vast influx of immigrants. In order to prevent ghettos and encourage social equity, Hamburg has a local policy of 1/3 free market, 1/3 social, 1/3 buy to let in a single housing which we have adopted throughout the site.

The Central spaces function as community spaces for social gatherings such as a community hall with sport facilities, community market and an urban square. Our intention also aims to integrate a new urban quality featuring different sense of space throughout the journey into Veddel. The starting point is an open and refreshing sense of space at the riverside landscape which is then lead to the compacted streets of retails and commercial. The journey then continues to the urban square providing breathing space in between the busy districts. Lastly entering to the area of 1920s red bricks residential apartment with a community market that provide the sense of togetherness. Different sense of openness and enclosure contributes to an attractive environment, enhancing the local identity of the residential district of Veddel. 4.

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An Attractive and Safe City With A Strong Local Identity To preserve the local urban identity of Veddel, we adopted the centralised urban pattern of the existing context. The centralised function is enhanced by pedestrianizing the internal circulation of each centralised district, providing a safer environment for the communities.

High Quality Green Infrastructure The main public spaces in our design is the Riverside landscape area which features a children play park, fitness park, skate park, water features, running and cycling tracks and a mini outdoor theatre. The park acts as an extended connection from the landscape into the neighbouring Olympic site.

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It aims to enhance public interaction and acts as a gathering space for families. Another important landscape in our proposal is the urban square. The urban square is a strategic point as it stands as an intersection of several main roads while at the same time acting as a welcome square for the visitors from the Olympic site. This square acts as a buffer space in between the dense retail/residential district. Lastly, it would be the green route that links up all the existing green spaces. We see it as a potential development as it introduces a comfortable recreational green route across Veddel. Street furniture such as designers’ benches and vegetation will be decorate along the green route to provide a quality green infrastructure. We have allocated funding within the cost plan to ensure the green route is well maintained to preserve the grass from the footfall of users on the street. 1.

More Sustainable Accessibility One of our design strategy is to improve the existing traffic condition to provide a better and safer environment for living. It is done by pedestrianizing the inner local road network and reallocating traffic nodes.

We also proposed intervention to the existing roads and rescaling the size of the roads to provide safer pedestrian walkways for the users. 2.

Improved Social Inclusion and Equal Opportunities This core strategy aligns with our initial scheme of social equity. The 1/3 free market, 1/3 social, 1/3 buy to let policy ensure a mixture of different social classes in a single residential blocks. Proposed public realms are key spaces to encourage social interaction from different classes, backgrounds, religion and opinions to live and work together, whilst at the same time giving people access to the same opportunities. 3.

Other than that, we have also proposed a new bus station and subway station to sit by the existing Veddel station to enhance the connectivity of Veddel to other parts of the city. It will transform the Veddel Station into a new transportation hub to serve the local community and surrounding area. Another distinctive infrastructure will be the new pedestrian bridge across the Elbe River. It provides safe route to connect to the new development in Rothenburgsort and on to the city centre. We also proposed a link to the Olympic City via tunnels beneath the railway. The first tunnel is located by the riverside landscape, linking to the green area in the Olympic city. The second proposed link uses the two existing tunnels which are converted to one vehicular and one pedestrian.

The new pedestrian bridge across the River Elbe provides a physical link to the city centre.

Our core housing strategy aligns with current policy - 1/3 Social housing, 1.3 Buy to Let and 1/3 Free Market We also considered about the residential blocks planning strategy by maintaining 1/3 free market, 1/3 social, 1/3 buy to let on each floor – this allows each class to benefit from the same quality of view (To prevent the most desirable units being sold to the free market), this allows all our tenants interact under the same roof as neighbours.

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Sustainability Germany > Hamburg > Veddel

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” “Sustainable design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving building performance.” “Sustainable Kingston” uses a four pillared approach to sustainability which includes Environmental Responsibility, Social Equity, Economic Health and Cultural Vitality. It is the integration between these pillars that drives sustainability and highlights opportunities in innovation. Through studying this approach towards a sustainable design we have appraised decisions within our scheme. Environmental Responsibility The Environmental pillar focuses on both protecting and enhancing our natural and built environments. A main theme throughout our masterplan is to actively, protect, enhance and expand upon natural areas and green spaces. We propose to enhance all existing public and green spaces within the site while increasing the amount of public space by adding additional spaces of a similar nature around our newly developed area. These additional and proposed public spaces will then be connected via a green route which will act like a natural corridor. The following steps will be taken to promote both public enjoyment and community health. The site is densely planted with large trees throughout, we aim to protect the vast majority of these trees, while repositioning them and replanting them around any new development. In addition we aim to plant more trees and foliaged throughout along with particular focus on the pedestrian green route and new public spaces. Restoration and addition of planted areas will benefit community health while protecting biodiversity through habitation protection. Solid waste will be reduced wherever possible, aiming to work towards the goal of a zero waste community within the residential sector. Materials will be reclaimed from demolition works and then be reused on the construction of new residential buildings while additional materials needed, will be locally sourced.

The enterprise zone will make use of nearby shipping containers which are in disuse, this will address the ability of local materials and reduce impact on the environment while resulting in less wastage and allowing for significantly cheaper construction which can be flexibly rearranged to meet demand. During the period of new planting on site, buffer zones will be created around busy primary roads which lie at either side of the site; this will significantly reduce noise pollution from industrial and public traffic onto the site. We propose to convert the internal area of the existing residential buildings into a pedestrian zone. This principle will then be mirrored in our newly developed area to create a high density pedestrian friendly environment with improved air quality levels. We have also proposed a new bus station and tube station to promote the use of an environmentally friendly transport to result in clean, fresh and breathable air, improving the health of the community, the environment and the atmosphere. A low carbon economy has been strived for within our site by considering ways in which energy used by local residents could be reduced. Photovoltaics will be positioned throughout all new build in a similar manner to existing photovoltaic present on existing residential building. All residential building will therefore rely on renewable solar energy as a primary source for artificial heating and lightening. Proposed tower buildings have been positioned so that each receive maximum amount of daylight throughout the day, reducing the need for artificial heating. Brick work used as the main materiality of all new build will allow for solar gain; while triple glazing will avoid energy loss. 1.

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Social Equity

Economic Health

The Social Pillar strives towards vibrant communities by providing the housing that is needed for both the present and future generations, through a high quality built environment. It also provides accessible local services to support a community’s social and cultural well-being.

The economical pillar aims to build an approachable and competitive economy by ensuring that land of the correct type is available in the correct place to support growth.

Currently the social equity within Veddel is unsuccessful. It provides minimal residential built environment in response to the current requirement for housing within Hamburg and has minimal vision and investment in repose to a solution to the problem. Our masterplan design aims to add a large amount of housing to Veddel. All existing residential blocks within the site will be retained, while new residential areas will be added. These new residential blocks will contain 1/3 free market, 1/3 social and 1/3 buy to let housing, which will not only fit in with current policies but attract members of all social classes to reside in the area. This increase in housing will greatly improve the local housing situation and provide long term solutions to homelessness and poverty. All new build work will comply with building regulations and other allied legislations and be thoroughly checked on site throughout the construction process to ensure a high quality built environment is provided. This therefore will not only provide the housing situation on a short term but will prepare for its future. The ground floor of each new residential block will be designed for commercial use and the ground floor of each existing residential block will be converted to match these principles. This will supply easy assessable services locally and therefore improve the social well-being of the local community. Our masterplan design 1. also includes an enterprise zone where locals can buy and sell goods; this allows them to collaborate on common interests. The enterprise zone will create business and employment and again improve the social well-being of the whole community.

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Our masterplan aims for a diverse community by promoting local commerce and entrepreneurial growth. We have begun to drive entrepreneurship through our proposed enterprise zone which allows for small local businesses to expand. In addition we have also converted the ground floor of all existing residential buildings for commercial use and proposed commercial use for the ground floor of all proposed residential building. We believe that this economic development within the community will create more opportunities and better social conditions for the residents as well as contributing to overall well-being of the community. The new businesses will attract and retain a variety of skilled employees within the local community by stimulating jobs and also brings new goods and services to the market in turn bringing wealth to the area. As well as attracting investors to the area in the future through good practice. This makes the location a more desirable location to live and work. Our infrastructure system will meet the needs of the, residents, proposed businesses and visitors from the neighbouring Olympic site and Hamburg City Centre. The introduction of a new bus station and tube station has made the site will increase the number of passengers using public transport, therefore making the site more easily accessible to residents of nearby sites. The planning of safe and secure pedestrian areas will encourage pedestrian usage of the site and pedestrian links towards the city and proposed Olympic site will also attract visitors by foot.

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Hamburg > Veddel > Social Equity> Social Equity

Sustainability Germany > Hamburg > Veddel

Cultural Vitality The cultural Pillar aims to improve the quality of a place and the quality of life within in that place through the use of Art, Culture and Heritage. These factors encourage community involvement from residents which in turn makes the location attractive to investors. Creative expression and public entertainment will be valued within our scheme as they will contribute to the locations cultural life. Residents are encouraged to be creators and participators in various cultural activities. Entertainment ranges from sporting actives in the New community Hall and Riverside Landscape, to buying and selling in enterprise zone and market space and pedestrian enjoyment from urban landscaping and pedestrian green route. We aim to protect the locations heritage, by carrying out all new building work in a sensitive manner so that it does not oppose 1. the existing. Materiality of new residential block, will be similarly matched to the brick used throughout the existing, the form and positioning of new blocks have been reflected on axis of the existing. In addition new urban areas and internal courtyards have been located in the new residential area, with influence of the layout of the existing. We believe this will provide the community with a local history, while contributing to the uniqueness of the place. 2.

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Hamburg - Veddel

Cost Plan - Development Appraisal Germany > Hamburg > Veddel

Statistics Total Income £48,726,045 Capital Value £701,518,310 Construction Costs £292,989,648 Total Cost on Completion £682,205,574 Site Value Today £14,853,039

Development Appraisal Calculation Development Appraisal calculation to illustrate the breakdown of costs involved to calculate the value of the site. Cherriel SQ | Becka Blakley | Ben Naylor


Hamburg - Veddel

Cost Plan

Germany > Hamburg > Veddel

Statistics Profit Phase 1 £-9,321,102 Profit Phase 2 £69,449,733 Profit Phase 3 £-38,913,764 Total Profit £21,214,867

Cost Plan Cost Plan to illustrate the breakdown of costing that has been used in the calculation of the Deveolpment Apprasial. The cost plan is divided by phases and a profit by approximate calculation is given to illustrate the value of the scheme.

Profit Without Phase 3 £60,128,631 Profit From Housing Alone £64,099,115

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Hamburg - Veddel

Design Strategy Germany > Hamburg > Veddel

Design Strategy Our Urban design is affected by various issues and existing clues obtain from the neighborhood context to reflect its original characteristic that meets the requirement of the local community.

We also take advantage of the local Hamburg policy of not allowed to build higher than the five churches in the city centre. Since our site is located out of the city centre, we had the opportunity of manipulating building heights to create new landmarks in Hamburg.

Urban form strategy The urban form of our design is derived from the reflection of the neighborhood context. The shape of the existing road is reflected to create the main route in our proposal. Street patterns as well is developed from the extended urban grid from the neighbouring Olympic site. We also analysed the centralized urban form from the existing residential district, where a main central space is circulated with residential blocks. This idea is also mapped across in our proposal to create the urban form.

The location of the tower is also affected as such that they will not block each other to allow clear vistas to the landmarks of the city centre, including the five churches, the Hamburg city council Rathaus and the Elbe Philharmonic. It aims to create a visual interaction with the city centre.

Towers strategy The planning strategy of our residential towers is affected by various elements: the interaction of towers to the surrounding, local building height policy, views and vistas, and lastly the local climate context. In the study of towers interaction to the surrounding, we identified the first two towers by the riverside to react with the new tower development on the Rothenburgsort, creating a gateway as indication of leaving/entering the city centre of Hamburg through the Elbe River. The next step is to allocate towers by the intersection of the motorway as the intersection is a significant traffic node to attract attention of vehicles entering to the site. Lastly, the center towers are located by the urban public square to control the sense of enclosure as our intention is to create an open space in the same time preserving some sense of closeness in relation to building height and street scale. This is also done by vegetation planning across the urban square. Elevational studies is done to determine the height of the towers. It is created in an ascending pattern to relate to the existing building heights and future development building heights.

Sun path is also one of the influencing factor affecting the design strategies of the tower. In order to respond to the local climate context, the orientation of the residential towers is designed to capture maximum duration of afternoon sunlight for natural building heating purposes. Shadows cast by the residential towers is also one of the concern during the allocation of towers. Infrastructure Design Strategy Infrastructure design strategy is affected by the existing traffic circulation. Our intention is to improve the existing traffic condition to provide a better and safer environment for living. Existing heavy traffic nodes is reallocated by dispersing the traffic intensity into several new junctions. The loop circulation system is also used in our proposed design to ease the circulation on our site. We also proposed interventions to the existing infrastructure. The existing tertiary path in the residential area is mainly used for parking with minimal circulation function. Our strategy is to pedestrianize the tertiary path to create a better and safer environment for the residence. By pedestrianizing the tertiary paths, we also make sure that each residential block is accessible from the secondary paths to prevent any inconvenience caused to the existing residential.

Besides that, also proposed a new bus station and a subway station connected to U3 (link to city center) and U4 (link to Hafencity) at the Veddel Station. This will transform the area into a transportation switch and enhance the functionability of the Veddel Station as it is connected to the main roads of our site. Green route strategy There are many existing green spaces scattered in the site however seldom in use and mostly not in a good condition. Our strategy is to connect all the parks and create a green route that link all the green spaces which can function as key spaces to bring people together. The green route is then continue as a pedestrian bridge across the Elbe River and provide accessibility to the city center. The size of the green route is to accommodate both sides of 2200mm pavement to allow 2 people, both sides 1300mm to allow for trees, benches and leg room, and a 4000m street to allow for 3 people to walk abreast, with the total of 11000mm width. Accordance to the building height of 25m, the green route will provide a comfortable feeling of the street. Users will be able to enjoy the riverside view with the Billhorner Brukenstrade unfolding step by step towards the end of the green route, leading them to an open riverside landscape area. Residential block planning strategy Corridor is allocated facing the inner courtyard allowing each unit to enjoy the external views in the same time connected to the internal courtyard. The form of the building also provides privacy for the residential units by preventing windows facing directly to each other. The windows facing the streets can encourage interaction between streets and the building. This strategy also brings to our elevation design of the residential blocks.

London Government Site. (2013) Urban Design Strategy. [Online] Available from : https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Urban%20Design%20Strategy.pdf [Accessed: 13 November 2015]

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