Summary: The Cultural Housing will renovate the skyline in Hamburg, Germany, to become a new symbol, an architecture capable of fitting into a constantly changing context and ready to welcome new innovative stimuli.
Description: Archicontest is a place for discussion. Designers from all over the world are invited to develop their ideas in the context of international competitions. Competitors may compete with ever new themes, increase their culture and showcase their knowledge. We do not want borders; the architecture is the focus of debate, contexts the starting of the projects. There is no architecture without context!
Hamburg is Germany’s second city in terms of population and trade, the dense network of canals places it at the center of the major transport campaigns directed to other continents. The fires of the 19th century and the bombings of the Second World War destroyed part of the ancient city and with it representative buildings. The buildings were rebuilt in Gothic / Neoclassical style, replacing the sober Hanseatic style typical of the local construction. Speicherstadt is the district with the greatest characterization: once the seat of the dockers’ homes, it then became the area of commercial warehouses today converted into museums and cultural centers. The Elbphilharmonie, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is probably one of the most recognized icons of the new millennium, embodying a desire for innovation that is involving the entire urban environment. In a constantly evolving scenario, we intend to imagine a housing capable of welcoming travelers and artists ready to immerse themselves in the cultural ferment that animates the German city.
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