The tour of HafenCity West sets off from the Kesselhaus, a former boiler house, at the heart of the emerging HafenCity. Before leaving here, we will use the model of the city to point out the current and future planning processes for the 155-hectare HafenCity.
We will begin the tour by looking at the developments along the harbour basin at Sandtorkai. From here, we continue across the Magellan Terraces to the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Walking along Kaiserkai, we arrive at the Marco Polo Tower designed by Behnisch Architekten. The tour then continues on to the Unilever headquarters, passing through Grasbrook and Sandtor parks and reaching the Katharinenschule school.
The aim of this tour is to demonstrate the ongoing rebirth of the former harbour area as a modern residential and business district.