KCAP awarded third prize in urban competition Elbbrücken Hamburg

The Elbbrücken quarter is located on eastern end of HafenCity, the tip of Baakenhafen where next to the Elbe bridges the S-and U-Bahn station is located. This situation implies that Elbbrücken quarter is to become another urban center within the HafenCity that, besides being a gateway into Hamburg’s inner city, will be characterized by high density and mixed-use program.

Seven internationally renown offices competed in the competition. The first prize was won by Hosoya Schaefer Architects, Zürich (Switzerland), the second by pfp architekten bda from Hamburg and the third by KCAP. The teams DARK Arkitekter from Oslo and Delugan Meissl Associated Architects from Vienna received a honourable mention.