„Between waterfronts“

finding a role for second row open spaces of the Überseestadt-Bremen

Semesterprojekt, M.A. Landschaftsarchitektur, Wintersemester 2023/2024


Due to the structural change in the commercial and industrial sector, which also affects the shipping sector, inland
port areas are increasingly losing their importance. At the same time, waterfront locations are becoming increasingly
interesting for other uses and are among the most sought-after urban and residential locations. Like other
comparable cities, the city of Bremen recognized these developments as an opportunity and in 2003 designated one
of the largest urban development areas in Europe with the master plan „Überseestadt Bremen“. In the meantime,
dense and modern settlement structures have developed, especially along the waterfront. In the second row,
however, in less desirable locations, there is still a great need for development. What role can open space play here?


The task of the project is to develop an identity-creating, sustainable and climate-optimized design for the open
spaces of the „Holz- und Fabrikenhafen“ in the Überseestadt Bremen. In an intensive analysis phase, the area
is to be portrayed in depth in order to uncover deficiencies and potentials on site, which will be taken up in the
design phase. Particular challenges in the later on design are the handling of the commercial and industrial identity
of the site, the unusually large building structures and their backside location, and espacially the handling of and
accessibility to the identity-creating element of water.


Prof. Regine Keller, M.Eng. Simon Stiegler