The new city district


Today the Grasbrook district on the south bank of the River Elbe is still an isolated port area with largely vacated warehouses, some little-used harbor basins and some listed buildings. Yet the development of ideas for a modern European urban center by the water as a sustainable task of transformation is already under way.

Modell mit Häusern aus Holz, im Hintergrund Personen


The path to the plan

The urban development and open space planning character of the new Hamburg district will be determined by high-quality urban development and open space-related functional planning with national and international participation to lay the foundations for the later development plan.


New urban perspectives on the Elbe’s south bank

The new Grasbrook district is situated opposite HafenCity, south of the Elbe, and will be the new neighborhood to the west of Veddel.

Get involved

During the Competitive Dialog

During the Competitive Dialog on urban development and open space planning from September 18, 2019, Hamburg residents are warmly welcomed to join in public events where they can find out about the design concepts by the planning offices and give their views on them.

Media center & downloads

In the media center you can find brochures and information to download, videos and links. Most of the information is in German.


Oktober 2021 - [PDF | 2 MB]

Der Stadtteil Grasbrook

Oktober 2021 - [PDF | 2 MB]

Stadt. Innovation. Hamburg.

Oktober 2021 - [PDF | 2 MB]