Jungfernstieg, Hamburg

Presenting a view

Concept

The jury of the international competition held by the city of Hamburg commented on our draft as follows: “The proposal is clear and simple, yet also sophisticated: the Alster jetty will be replaced by a spacious stairway, which takes up the whole width of the Jungfernstieg, extends down as far as the water and provides a wide range of movable seating possibilities. In contrast to the flat flight of steps, the Jungfernstieg will once again be given a clearly outlined, triaxial avenue of linden trees on the side by the lake, hence continuing the promenade around the Binnenalster (Inner Alster Lake), yet due to the box-like shape of the trees and the gap that has been left, also discretely highlighting it, allowing for a permanent partial view of the facades behind. With these few, yet significant interventions, it is possible, using unpretentious means, to give the Jungfernstieg a clear structure, dividing it into a boulevard on the building side, a large promenade on the lake side and a recreational and seating area towards the jetty. (WES) has succeeded in not only creating a continuation of the historic structuring of the Jungfernstieg, but also a new image of natural and unobtrusive beauty.”

Client

City of Hamburg Association and „Lebendiger Jungfernstieg e.V.“, Hamburg

Project period

2002 - 2006

Size

37.500 m²

Type

Public spaces & squares

Location

Germany

Competition

1. prize „Ideenwettbewerb zur Neugestaltung des Jungfernstieg“, 2002

Realisation

WES & Partner

Partners

André Poitiers Architekt GmbH, Hamburg

Photos

Jörn Hustedt
Peter Wels (Visualisations)

Project pictures

WES-Jungfernstieg-Hamburg-03-Schraegluftbild-Foto-WES
WES-Jungfernstieg-Hamburg-07-Stufenanlage-Beleuchtung-Foto-Joern-Hustedt
WES-Jungfernstieg-Hamburg-08-Visualisierung-Peter-Wels

Awards

 

Publications

 

3. Prize

Architecture Prize 2008

Association of German Architects
Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

Jungfernstieg

with André Poitiers Architekt

Foundation Award

Gestaltung
städtischer
Plätze 2001

Foundation
Lebendige Stadt

Potsdam, Germany

Platz der Einheit

with KSP Architekten

Book

BDA Hamburg Architektur Preis 2008

Dölling + Galitz Verlag, 2008

Hildegard Kösters +
Volker Röscher (Editors)
on behalf of BDA Hamburg

Jungfernstieg Hamburg

Project presentation

Yearbook

Architektur in Hamburg 2006

Junius Verlag, 2006

Hamburg Chamber of Architects (Editor)

Jungfernstieg Hamburg

Project presentation