dws-west8-river-side-elbe-veddel-770px-1Rotterdam-based West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture was announced as the winner of the design competition for Veddel North, a riverside community which lies on the south bank of the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany.

The three-month long competition sought creative and practical design concepts to optimize the spatial qualities of flood protection systems and improve the residential and commercial areas on the north bank of Veddel.

Banks of the river Elbe
West 8’s winning proposal addresses the current disconnect of the former Veddeler Market area, currently a highway exit, which is burdened by heavy traffic infrastructure and noise pollution.

The design emphasizes the site’s unique location on the banks of the river Elbe near the large Elbe bridges (which form an important entrance to the city of Hamburg) and builds upon the revitalization of the lost Veddeler Market to create a vision of a multi-layered mixed use environment.

It uses the fragmented structure of the existing buildings to form the basic framework for a multipronged approach to urban planning.


About West 8
West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture, founded in 1987. Over the last 20 years West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers. West 8's main office is based at the port of Rotterdam, and has two branch offices in Belgium and New York.

This news item was originally published on the website of West 8.

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