Urban Challenge Programme 2019

Student teams pitched their vision for the future of GreenHall

On 15th of May, 2019, students from the Copenhagen Business School, the University of Latvia and the HafenCity Universität Hamburg showed us their visions of urban developement in the Oberhafen area. Five teams presented us powerful concepts and beautiful visualisations.

Thank you very much!

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Knieling, Kimberly Tatum and Dipl.-Ing. Toya Engel (all HCU) led through the event. Dr. Luise Noring, CBS (Research Director of Sustainable Urbanisation Team) introduces us to the Urban Challenges Programme that she developes and drives.

„The Hive“ convinced the jury

Paulina Lis (LU), Antipas Papageorgiou (HCU), Elena Chikulaeva (HCU), Laura Kleinwächter (CBS) and Michal Jan Sallem (CBS) excited the jury with their idea of a GreenHall as

  • a building that operates with minimum negative impact on the environment and
  • a creator of positive value to its occupants, the neighbourhood and nearby ecosystems‘ elements.

The Test Lab Track (left)

  • Test laboratory for students where students from engineering, architecture, design, business, art and other fields can prototype and test new ideas in an interdisciplinary setting
  • Engage local clean-tech and green building business community to partner with universities on creating and testing new ideas
  • Collaboration spaces equipped with technologies that support prototyping (3D printers, wood workshop, mechanical workshop, programming lab, creative art space, etc.)
  • Exhibition space and information boards where general public and visitors can learn about what is happening in the Lab Track
  • Wall of fame of projects that were implemented and invented at the Lab

The Park Track (middle)

  • Designed with principles of biophillic design in mind to faciliate sensory connection of visitors to nature
  • Create atmosphere of an urban getaway. In contrast to the large open spaces of Lohse Park, the Park at GreenHall will feature small and intimate hideouts where one could read, meditate, reflect and connect with nature and other people
  • Create atmosphere using plants and light
  • Assure accessibility for diverse groups
  • Create a sensory experience by including plants that provide different smells, bloom at different times and attract different types of local birds, butterflies and local insects

The Urban Farm Track (right)

  • Urban gardening based on permaculture approach
  • Serving food grown on site in nearby restaurants
  • Having a place of exchange of seeds and plants on site
  • Cooperating with ecological intiatives in Hamburg (e.g. Intercultural_Permaculturalgarden Altona, Transition Network Hamburg, Garden St. Pauli, SolaWi Vierlande e.V, etc.)
  • Providing a spot for food sharing
  • Educational signs with informative description on plants, fruits, vegetables (how and where to grow, where is used etc.)
  • Worms and insects farming for the needs of urban gardening, but also for sale to general public
  • Explore feasibility of installing space for small animals (e.g. chicken, guinea pigs) to contribute to permaculture and to provide extra attraction for visitors with children
  • Beehives and knowledge about urban beekeeping

 

Für unser Vorhaben gibt es keine Vorbilder, wir betreten Neuland!

Die Nachfrage nach urbanen Freiräumen und neuen Lebensentwürfen steigt weltweit. Beispielhafte Vorzeigeprojekte: Highline (New York), Paper Island (Kopenhagen), Prinzesinnengärten (Berlin), Szimpla Kert Farmer’s Market (Budapest), Stadtacker (Stuttgart), Lufa Farms (Montreal).

Bundesweit gibt es kein vergleichbares Projekt, das so viel Mehrwerte schafft und auf lange Sicht so vielfältige Herausforderungen bewältigen kann wie die GreenHall. Wir betreten Neuland.

Das bedeutet: Unser Weg ist offen – viele kleine 
Schritte werden gemacht, wertvolle Erfahrungen gesammelt und immer neue Richtungen abgesteckt. Am Ende steht der Gewinn für alle.

Neuland betreten – nächste Schritte:

Die GreenHall will mehr als nur ein hippes Gewächshaus sein: Unser Anspruch ist es, mit vorhandenen Mitteln Schritt für Schritt Antworten auf drängende Fragen unserer Zeit zu finden. Das beginnt kurzfristig oft ganz banal und „beackert“ langfristig komplexe Themenfelder. Dazu zählen:

– Ernährung: gesunde Lebensmittel, nachhaltige Produktion
– Klimawandel, Energiewende, Ressourceneinsatz
– Gemeinwohl; Solidarität und Bildung 
- Diversität, interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit
– und nicht zuletzt: Natur als Mehrwert