Hamburg Develops Eco City

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Germany’s famed port city of Hamburg is transforming the face of its Harburg Harbor into a world class eco city development. The area is being transformed from an industrial site that housed shipbuilders and factories into a new urban area that has sustainable design and practices at its heart. The first phase of the project is complete and commercial tenants began moving in earlier this summer.
When complete, the entire project will have 10 structures that should bring new, environmentally-friendly business and development to this former port. The second phase of the development has plans for a high-rise office building, hotel, restaurants and retail spaces. The project is focused on business and retail with available spaces sized from studios to warehouses. It is within easy walking distance of public transportation and is made for employees and visitors to walk around and enjoy.
The Hamburg Harburg Harbor project is being designed by international firm Tec Architecture and engineering firm ARUP. “ECO CITY represents a synergistic approach to urban development,” explains tec Principal Sebastian Knorr. “By working in close cooperation with all the stakeholders and taking into consideration the immediate environmental context of the project, we’ve created a different type of sustainable, creative-industrial complex. We hope that iconic ECO CITY project becomes a model for sustainable urban development.”
In recent years the city of Hamburg has grown beyond its traditional industrial and maritime past. The city has expanded with thousands of new residents working in a host of businesses. With the new eco city, Hamburg will have even more choices for businesses and residents. 
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