gmp selected to transform former industrial site in Hamburg

5 January 2023
  • Moka Studio
  • Moka Studio
  • Moka Studio
  • Moka Studio
  • WES LandschaftsArchitektur





Football stadium to form centrepiece of new 4.7 ha district

The design by Tenderstream member gmp - in cooperation with WES LandschaftsArchitektur - has been selected for the redevelopment of the former 4.7 ha ThyseenKruppp Schulte site in Hamburg-Altona, Germany. The site is one of the nine sections of an urban and landscape masterplan for area, with an overall plan to relocate the Altona main line station by 2027 and fundamentally alter the surrounding neighbourhood.

gmp’s design is made up of four modules, of which the new regional league stadium is the most prominent, set to become the home of Hamburg’s football club, Altona 93. Lavishly landscaped terraces give the impression of a pitch situated in an open landscape, while old ship containers provide space for a museum and restaurants. 

The second module consists of the Hamburg Music Hall, situated within a former warehouse, which will be converted into a space for rock and pop concerts. As part of the conversion, an auditorium with 5000 seats will be built inside the existing hall as an independent new structure, creating a flexible cultural centre. 

Along Waidmannstrasse, the third module is an office and commercial building with a brick façade that resonates with the existing buildings and acts as a clear contrast to the glazed towers of the nearby railway station. 

The historic administration building and Portal Houses comprise the fourth module, providing space for a day nursery, while the floors above contain co-working facilities. Two Portal Houses mark the entrance to the precinct from the station, functioning as an important aid to orientation. The former porter’s lodge will become an ice cream parlour, and the former transformer station a kiosk.

Lucy Nordberg

Tenderstream Head of Research

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