Location: Bremen, Germany

Client: Zech Group GmbH 

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

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.