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Karres en Brands starts research into historic city park Hamburg

Karres en Brands starts research into historic city park Hamburg

Our research into the possible expansion of Hamburg’s city park (Stadtpark) has officially started. In close collaboration with Joachim Schnitter Gartendenkmalpflege (historical garden protector), Karres en Brands conducts the research and creates a masterplan with several detailed zoom-ins of the area.

For more than 100 years, Hamburg's city park has been an oasis where people enjoy sports, nature, and culture - it is one of the most popular green spaces in the city. With its 148 ha, the area is considered the "green heart" of Hamburg. Designed in collaboration between Fritz Schumacher and Ferdinand Sperber, the park was first opened in 1914 and completed in 1928. The realization was supervised by Otto Linne. This large city park is an important example of German landscape design and the transformation from city garden to city park.

Over the past 25 years, the city has taken various measures to improve the park, make this green monument valuable again and consider the demands of changing leisure and recreational use. Due to the ongoing housing construction in the vicinity of the park, the user pressure on the park is increasing.

Karres en Brands and Joachim Schnitter will study in two phases how the publicly usable area of ​​the park can be expanded and look at the possibilities for expansion of the park both within the current boundaries and in the entire environment. Based on an intensive analysis of the current and requested applications in the park, the team will develop exemplary solutions for reorganizing the functions in the park and prioritizing intervention areas for future development.