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Hamburg Announces Plans to Become a Car-Free City Within 20 Years

Hamburg Announces Plans to Become a Car-Free City Within 20 Years

Hamburg photo via Shutterstock Hamburg is currently working on a plan that would eliminate the need for cars within the next 15-20 years, making the city a greener, healthier and more pleasant place to

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Woodcube: Carbon-Neutral Five-Story Wooden Apartment Building Opens in Hamburg

Woodcube: Carbon-Neutral Five-Story Wooden Apartment Building Opens in Hamburg

The Woodcube was made for the International Building Exhibition, which Hamburg is hosting this year on the island of Wilhelmsburg. The event, which showcases a wide variety of innovative green building

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Hamburg Transforming WWII Bunker Into Renewable Energy Power Plant

Hamburg Transforming WWII Bunker Into Renewable Energy Power Plant

Construction on the bunker began at the height of the war in 1943, and in 1947 the British attempted to demolish the structure, but because the walls were so thick, they only succeeded in damaging it.

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Hamburg’s WaterHouses Draw Geothermal Heat from Groundwater

Hamburg’s WaterHouses Draw Geothermal Heat from Groundwater

The five buildings that comprise the WaterHouses are designed to demonstrate how residential developments of the future could interact with water from an environmental and recreational perspective. All of

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Candy-Colored Urban Development and Environment Office Opens in Hamburg

Candy-Colored Urban Development and Environment Office Opens in Hamburg

The new state ministry building is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Germany. It requires just 70 kWh/m2, compared to a typical building from the 1970s that would have required

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J. Mayer H. Architects Transform a Drab 1950s Hamburg Building into a Playfully Modern Office

J. Mayer H. Architects Transform a Drab 1950s Hamburg Building into a Playfully Modern Office

The building, which has been dubbed "Schlump ONE," was built as a plain, drab administration building in the 1950s. J. Mayer H. Architects completely gutted and renovated the building, expanding the

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Haus im Haus: Hamburg’s Historic Chamber of Commerce Renovated With a Gleaming Glass Gem

Haus im Haus: Hamburg’s Historic Chamber of Commerce Renovated With a Gleaming Glass Gem

Benisch Architecten won 1st prize in an architecture competition to design a renovation for the historic Handelskamer, which serves as Hamburg's Chamber of Commerce. Originally, the plan was to insert a

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German Trash Collectors Transform Dumpsters Into Giant Pinhole Cameras

German Trash Collectors Transform Dumpsters Into Giant Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole cameras can be made from virtually any container that can be made light-tight - from coffee cans to entire rooms. The Trashcam team began by drilling small holes in the center of the dumpsters to

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NPIRE Uses 55,000 LEGOs To Create a Funky Pixelated Wall

NPIRE Uses 55,000 LEGOs To Create a Funky Pixelated Wall

To make the striking dividing wall, staff at NPIRE brought their own childhood LEGO bricks and mixed them with about 80 new packs. Using assorted colored blocks they created a playful pixelated design

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City of Hamburg Sues Contractor of Herzon & de Meuron’s Elbphilarmonie

City of Hamburg Sues Contractor of Herzon & de Meuron’s Elbphilarmonie

HochTief claims that the steel construction designed by Herzon & de Meuron will not be able to support the project's massive 3,800 tonne roof, which has recently been added to the crest of the

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Haus W: Prefabricated Sunken Home Harvests Geothermal Energy in Hamburg

Haus W: Prefabricated Sunken Home Harvests Geothermal Energy in Hamburg

The clients wanted a home that was connected, so Kraus Schönberg Architects designed each room to flow into the next, while interior windows connect hallways, rooms, the atrium, and the downstairs

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25Hours HafenCity Hotel Recycles Maritime Paraphernalia & Shipping Containers Into Eclectic Decor

25Hours HafenCity Hotel Recycles Maritime Paraphernalia & Shipping Containers Into Eclectic Decor

To get the right look inside, the design team actually interviewed a number of sailors to learn more about their experiences and their work. The decor then takes direct inspiration from their interviews,

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Hamburg is Building a Giant Green Roof Cover Over Sections of the A7 Motorway

Hamburg is Building a Giant Green Roof Cover Over Sections of the A7 Motorway

Spanning six to eight lanes of traffic that cut through the Schnelsen, Stellingen and Bahrenfeld districts of Hamburg, the A7 is among the largest and most disruptive highways in Germany. The current plan

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Der Spiegel Moves Into New Green Headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity

Der Spiegel Moves Into New Green Headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity

By Spiegel's own account, its old headquarters had become so cramped that the television unit was forced to relocate to a nearby building. By contrast, the new 13-story building feels roomy and light,

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Construction Crawls Ahead on Herzog + de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg

Construction Crawls Ahead on Herzog + de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg

Planning for the building began in 2003; the cornerstone was officially laid in 2007; and construction got rolling in 2008. Although workers officially topped off the building in April 2010, it's still

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Hamburg to Convert a WWII Flak Bunker Into a Renewable Energy Bunker

Hamburg to Convert a WWII Flak Bunker Into a Renewable Energy Bunker

The flak bunker on Neuhöfer Strasse in Wilhelmsburg was constructed in 1942, and during the war, up to 30,000 people crammed into the massive structure while Allied bombs rained down on the city. After

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Zero Emission Pavilion Made From Hundreds of Seasonal Tree Cuttings For Climate Week in Hamburg

Zero Emission Pavilion Made From Hundreds of Seasonal Tree Cuttings For Climate Week in Hamburg

To build the temporary pavilion, partnerundpartner followed the basic rules of “Cradle to Cradle”, so the structure is a CO2-positive space installation, and completely recyclable. Built from wood,

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LichtAktiv Haus is the Energy Efficient Home of the Future

LichtAktiv Haus is the Energy Efficient Home of the Future

The LichtAktiv Haus looks nothing like its traditional former self. VELUX opened up the boxy design, created larger rooms, outdoor areas, and an extended living area. Each room has been fit with large

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Radioactive Control: LuzInterruptus Haunts Dockville Festival with Ghostly Nuclear Figures

Radioactive Control: LuzInterruptus Haunts Dockville Festival with Ghostly Nuclear Figures

Anonymous artist group LuzInterruptus rattled the crowds at Hamburg's Dockville Festival with a haunting installation that reminds us of the dangers of nuclear power. The Spanish collective is known for

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Coffee Plaza: Striking Oval Building Features An Innovative Louvered Facade

Coffee Plaza: Striking Oval Building Features An Innovative Louvered Facade

The 165,000 sq ft oval-shaped tower sits between the park and the plaza and becomes a hub of city activity. Twelve floors of office space are supported by an underground garage and topped off with a

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Gleaming White, Cubic Apartment Building Helps Redevelop HafenCity In Hamburg

Gleaming White, Cubic Apartment Building Helps Redevelop HafenCity In Hamburg

LOVE architecture won a competition to design the apartment complex, which was completed in 2008 as part of a massive redevelopment of the once derelict 157 hectare, waterfront district. The seven story

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Green Der Spiegel Headquarters Tops Out in Hamburg

Green Der Spiegel Headquarters Tops Out in Hamburg

Der Spiegel Headquarters is a 50,000 square-meter project comprised of two buildings: one for Der Spiegel and another, the Ericus-building, for other offices. The new headquarters is located nearby the

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Old Cigarette Vending Machines Repurposed to Dispense Books

Old Cigarette Vending Machines Repurposed to Dispense Books

German publishing company Hamburger Automatenverlag found a brilliant new use for old cigarette vending machines -- instead of icky cigarettes, the re-purposed "machines" carry a series of condensed

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Herzog + de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall Tops Out

Herzog + de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall Tops Out

Today in Hamburg the "topping-out" celebrations began for the city's new cultural landmark on the Elbe River. Elbphilharmonie started construction a year and a half ago and is now reaching completion. The

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Rainbow Eco Office Showcases Entire Spectrum of Green Building Strategies

Rainbow Eco Office Showcases Entire Spectrum of Green Building Strategies

Hamburg's Office for Urban Development and the Environment (BSU) recently unveiled plans for a brand new eye-catching and energy-efficient office that is sure to promote their green agenda. Designed by

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Eco Towers for Hamburg by Greeen! Architects

Eco Towers for Hamburg by Greeen! Architects

With a focus on connecting workers and visitors to nature and providing a green ambiance, this proposal for an office building in Hamburg talks the talk and walks the walk. Designed by Düsseldorf-based

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