Organizer: gta Exhibitions
Date : Thursday, 24. January 2013 to Thursday, 14. February 2013 Mo-Fr 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Sundays and public holidays
Location : Main hall, Zentrum, ETH Zurich
Opening event with lecture:
Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 6 p.m.; Auditorium Maximum, Zentrum, ETH Zurich
With HafenCity and the International Building Exhibition IBA, Hamburg is home to two of the most important urban development areas in Europe. The two projects are prime examples of how solutions tailored to individual districts can be found in mature European cities steeped in tradition, meeting the needs of the future while also taking account of the host city’s particular traditions and qualities.
HafenCity has taken a former port and industrial area by the Elbe and redefined it as an urban district with space for living, work and leisure, and in so doing has enlarged the city centre by 40 percent. IBA, meanwhile, transforms the Wilhelmsburg district from a long neglected “back yard” into a vibrant quarter in the heart of the city, responding to manifold expectations and providing for multiple uses. Through a package of measures attuned to the local situation and consisting of social, cultural, urban design and energy projects, Hamburg aims to find sustainable answers to the issues facing the metropolises of the future, especially in terms of environmentally friendly development and renewable energy supply.
Designed as a touring exhibition, the presentation reveals the many and varied approaches that were tried out in the two areas before being adapted to the specific requirements of Hamburg. It thus consciously engages in an international dialogue about the future of Europe’s major cities.
An exhibition by International Building Exhibition IBA Hamburg and HafenCity Hamburg in collaboration with the Institute gta