During a wonderfully organized week at the 7th Bauforum in Hamburg, Karres en Brands worked together with Coido, BeL, limbrock tubbessing, Copenhagenize as well as representatives of BSW Hamburg, Transsolar and HafenCity University, as one of 14 teams.
Our assignment was to examine Hamburg’s 2nd ring. Under the motto WHERE’S THE RING we presented our ideas to the audience in the historical Deichtorhallen on Saturday afternoon. Ring 2, which is spatially and historically rootless, is unmasked as a purely traffic planning invention, declared obsolete and deconstructed. Eight so called “guerrilla urbanism” interventions sabotage the ring idea, focus on specific neighbourhood qualities and promote a polycentric understanding of the city based on new mobility concepts, walkability and intensive bicycle use.