Olympic City 2024 Hamburg [DE]

The masterplan for the 'Kleiner Grasbrook‘ forms the urban centre piece for Hamburg’s application for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024. At the same time the transformation of this centrally located harbour area is focusing on a sustainable city development regarding the time after the Games. In this way the masterplan functions as engine for future city development, a city extension with the main ambition to connect the peninsulas with the East, the North and the HafenCity on a strategic urban scale (‘Leap across the River Elbe’).

Not the Olympic and Paralympic Games themselves are the goal of the urban transformation, but a sustainable, open, inclusive and future proof piece of city for the time after the sport event. The Olympic Village forms the nucleus of the OlympiaCity and is going be extended gradually, also the sport venues and the public spaces will be sustainably transformed and reused later on.

The urban structure of the plans is guides by the context of harbours, quays and shorelines and is organised as fine grain and multi-directional network. The Olympic Park with its towards the river orientated zones, the attractive open spaces and the ecologically high-quality areas strongly position the site in the direct vicinity of Hamburg’s city centre. The build fabric of the OlympiaCity is referenced to the harbours typical linear structures. Several specific public spaces partition and arrange divers urban identities. Along public spaces specific building typologies are unfolding according to each of the spatial conditions and create a series of unique characteristic areas.



Client Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
Program New city quarter for the Olympic Games of Hamburg 2024 with a total GFA of 1,7 million m2
Time 2015
Role Masterplanner
Participating parties Arup, Vogt, Kunst+Herbert, GMP, Drees&Sommer, WES