Berliner Tor Event with Behnisch Architekten

01 October, 2021

The Berliner Tor is a central hub in Hamburg's traffic and magistral development and at the same time a diverse urban space with great potential. In many places, the area still seems disconnected, traffic is disjointed, and there is a lack of quality of life. In order to develop concepts for the area between the districts of St. Georg, Borgfelde and Hammerbrook, the Department of Urban Development and Housing, in cooperation with the Hamburg-Mitte district office and the Department of Science, Research, Equality and Districts, commissioned four planning teams. Behnisch Architekten was one of them and, alongside teams from Diener & Diener Architekten, gmp and ROBERTNEUN™ Architekten, developed creative solutions for urban development.

An information event was held in Hamburg to inform the public about the results of the test planning process. Stefan Rappold, Steffi Platsch and Michael Innerarity joined the live stream to present our contribution. Franz-Josef Höing, Chief Planning Director of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Michael Mathe, Head of the Department of Urban and Landscape Planning at the Hamburg-Mitte District Office, Dr. Tina Wagner, Head of the Department of Transport Development at the Authority for Transport and Mobility Change, Klaus Hoppe, Head of the Department of Landscape Planning and Urban Greening at the Authority for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture, Dr. Wolfgang Flieger, Chancellor of HAW Hamburg, and Bärbel Aissen, Head of the Northern Regional Division of DB Station & Service AG participated in the event.

Thanks to Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, Knippers Helbig and BS Ingenieure for joining our team and the great collaboration.

More info and a recording of the event can be found at