Tuesday, May 7, 2013

06.04 Hafen City

Hafen city is a totally new district filled with new buildings and architecture, located in Downtown Hamburg. We went to Hafen City to explore and experience its green values, because it is a tourist attraction known to be environmentally friendly in its function.

Hafen city wants to create a place where you can both live and work. In theory, a place you never have to leave. Constructing the buildings in the right location, with the right mix of uses, and the right concept is therefore vital for a forward-looking project like Hafen. The buildings are top modern with outstanding facades, filled with: flats, offices, recreation offers, kindergartens, and other essential businesses. The facilities consist of long lasting materials, and are intended for every social class. The buildings are constructed to use few resources during their lifespan, and are energy efficient. This is what makes buildings sustainable, and makes a major contribution dealing with climate change. They have isolated walls and windshields, so that they don’t need much heating. In addition, they use non- fossil energy sources such as geothermal heat, and modern thermal supply systems relying substantially on renewable energy sources.

Some pictures of apartments and buildings in Hafen City

xoxo green angels

17.04 City North

Wednesday 17 of April we went on an expedition in Hamburg. The first place we visited was City North.

City North is an area with many environmentally friendly buildings. There are 300 different companies placed there and approximately 30 000 employed. Among the companies placed there are Tschibo, Hanse net, Deutche Post, Edeka, Signal Iduna, RWE Dea, Siemens, AG, Vattenfall Europe, Allianz Immobilien etc. The reason why so many companies are settled in City North is because it was not enough space in the city center. They started the building in 1957. At that time there where not many building demands but it was important for the companies that the buildings contributed to a green living. That is why they had kindergartens there, where the employers’ children could go. The buildings in City North are 45 000 less energy driving. For that reason City North has become a popular place for a company to settle. The streets in City North are named after international cities.

 A picture of us in City North. 

xoxo green angels