The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

Sustainable Urban Living — Blending Innovation, Education, and Excellence

Jenfelder Au, Hamburg, DE

Working closely with the City of Hamburg and the Wandsbek district, West 8 is creating an urban infrastructure for the Lettow-Vorbeck barracks; transforming the 29-hectare site into a new and vibrant residential and commercial quarter.

Row houses with individual brick facades, together with typical white detached houses, will be arranged around four romantic public spaces. Together, the new public spaces will serve as a district park comprising lawns with trees, pavilions, ponds and a water cascade. All stormwater will be collected in small trenches along the streets to feed the water cascade and then flow into the central pond, which will act as a water retention basin.

Water is an important feature in Jenfeld Au. Besides its sustainable and visually strong impact on the new area, it also has an educational function for young children; they learn about the function and flow of the water while playing with it.

Other eco-friendly measures are the use of solar cells on top of the roofs of the buildings and high energy building standards that will help create a vital and responsible new quarter.

Bundesanstalt fur Immobilienaufgaben

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