Europahafenkopf

Location: Bremen, Germany

Client: Zech Group

Program: Housing, offices, parking and public space

Size: 77,000 m2

Status: 1st prize in mastership of ideas in 2018, completion in 2021

Collaborators: JES Julia Erdmann Socialtecture, Gildehaus Lankenau Architekten BDA, BPW baumgart+partner, InFaCon GmbH, Ecotec GmbH, ConcreTec GmbH & Co. KG, STB Sabotke – Timm & Partner, Ebert Ingenieure GmbH

Team: Anna Pieranska, Bo Peng, Caroline Beck, Caroline Nagel, Casper Borg, Clement Bue Maali, Cristina Marigo, Dan Stubbergaard, Daniel da Piedade Rodrigues, Elina Kiriiak, Greta Tiedje, Hjalte Thorn Bidsted, Karoline Liedtke, Katharina Erfurt, Lorenzo Maccacaro, Marianne Filtenborg, Max Neumeister, Ornella Clappier, Rasmus Lassen, Roberto Barbosa Rojas, Rosa Bui, Simon Sjökvist, Tobias Laukenmann, William Gardner, Yannick Courtin.

Europahafenkopf is a milestone in the transformation of Bremen’s industrial port to a new city quarter. With its prominent position at the end of the harbour and its characteristic saddle roof skyline the project connects the historical city core with Bremen’s new neigbourhood. Europahafenkopf consists of four buildings, all containing a series of halls on the ground floor that invite passers-by in with a wide range of public functions. Housing and offices is placed on top of the halls which encircle green and intimate courtyards. The four buildings each have their own character, yet a strong sence of coherence through colours, details and materials.