The new building for the HafenCity University will act as a forum in which the development of this urban district and of the city as a whole can be critically assessed.Education and research at HCU Hamburg aim at contemplating and concretizing what the future of metropolitan areas could and should look like. Coping with this future will, however, require a systematic interdisciplinary as well as a transdisciplinary approach. The HCU is currently home to roughly 2,400 students learning from around 50 professors. This disciplinary and professional excellence is based on the undergraduate programmes,which cover the spectrum from “house to city”: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geomatics, Metropolitan Cultures and Urban Planning. Questions on the future of building and metropolitan development occur at the interface of professions. The Masters courses at the HCU are exactly at this interface – where existing professions are challenged and new ones born: Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning (REAP) and Urban Design. The HCU is currently home to roughly 2,400 students learning from around 50 professors.
Further information can be found on the University's website
HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Überseeallee 16, 20457 Hamburg
How to get there
From Hauptbahnhof (central station) or Jungfernstieg
Take the subway U4 (direction HafenCity Universität). Get off at U HafenCity Universität (terminus).
From Hamburg Airport
Take the railway S1 (direction Blankenese or Wedel) and change at S Hauptbahnhof or S Berliner Tor to the subway U4 (direction HafenCity Universität). Get off at U HafenCity Universität (terminus).
Any other starting point
Please visit HVV. On this website for Hamburg’s public transport system you can easily name your starting point and destination: HafenCity Universität. For more details have a look at "Moving around“ on our website.
The symposium venue will be the HafenCity University (HCU), Hamburg’s University of the Built Environment and Metropolitan Development. It’s a truly metropolitan university, not just because the range of subjects on off er gives an idealtypical reflection of the complexity inherent in the phenomenon of metropolitan regions, but also because of its location. The HCU is an important element in one of Europe’s largest and most ambitious urban development projects, the HafenCity, a development that will see the total area covered by the city centre of Hamburg increase by 40 % by 2025.
On around 60 ha of net building land, apartments for between 10,000 and 12,000 people will be built and 40,000 jobs created, primarily in the service and retail industry. As a public site of cultural significance as well as a seat of learning, research and debate, the HCU will help meet one of the central challenges of the HafenCity: to transform an area that was customs territory and a monofunctional port for 120 years and, as such, off limits to the urban development of Hamburg, into a vibrant urban district.