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Mixed-use, please!

Neighbourhood development - future-oriented mixed-use concepts
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Modern apartments, office workplaces, and hotels in close proximity to restaurants, shopping centers, and recreational activities – the future belongs to mixed-use concepts. The planning of urban neighborhoods is one that requires expertise and know-how. Our experience and expertise in the realization of complex large-scale projects gives us everything we need to realize such projects. Our forward-looking neighborhood development projects combine living, working, and shopping spaces, as well as recreational activities, in a unique way that creates lively urban centers.



In "TIDE" neighborhood in eastern HafenCity in Hamburg, we are developing a new, innovative mixed-use building ensemble in cooperation with Harmonia Immobilien, the Digital Art Museum and Studierendenwerk Hamburg on construction sites 113 to 116. Key components of the building ensemble are around 600 attractive rental and owner-occupied apartments in an exceptional location, an international, publicly subsidized student dormitory with a further 260 or so apartments at affordable rents, a daycare center, and complementary commercial and restaurant space. The highlight and attraction of the mixed-use project is the Digital Art Museum. This will be the largest museum for digital art in Europe, where visitors can experience digitally designed objects and installations by the international artist collective "teamLab.

The project is being built on a site area of around 15,000 m² and with a total gross floor area of around 85,000 m². The total investment volume amounts to around 600 million euros.



A lively neighbourhood in the vertical dimension

With Milaneo in Stuttgart, we have created, together with STRABAG Real Estate, a concept unique in Germany in the middle of the Europaviertel. Three separate buildings form a lively urban quarter with lively squares and alleys and a balanced mix of retail and gastronomic offerings, inner city living, offices, and a hotel. Together with the new municipal library on Mailänder Platz, Milaneo forms the heart of the new quarter on the site of the former freight yard. Mailänder Platz completes the ensemble with green spaces, outdoor restaurants, and a body of water.


  • 17 single houses with three green inner courtyards
  • 43,000 m² retail sales area
  • 7,400 m² office space
  • 8,500 m² hotel area, 165 rooms
  • 415 rental apartments
  • Winner of the “MIPIM Award” as “Best Futura Mega Project”
  • Awarded the Platinum Certificate by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB)

The Mitte Altona:

A holistic mixed-use nieghbourhood

Together with our partners, we have developed “Mitte Altona”, which is comprised of 1,600 apartments on a former railway site in Hamburg. After HafenCity, Mitte Altona is the second largest urban development project in Hamburg. In addition to residential buildings with subsidized and rental apartments, as well as condominiums, the new district includes a park, local squares, day-care centers, and a school. “Mitte Altona” has purposefully less vehicle traffic and takes into account the concept of inclusion.

Dr. Andreas Dressel

Hamburg Senator of Finance

„With Mitte Altona, Hamburg, cooperation with the ECE, has received a new, livable urban quarter that offers people of all origins and classes an affordable home and, as a showcase project, meets the needs of a diverse and modern urban society.“

Andreas Dressel

Further neighborhood developments

MesseCity Cologne

Working together with STRABAG Real Estate we are developing MesseCity Cologne in a prime location in Cologne. Between Koelnmesse and the Köln Messe/Deutz train station, six ultra-modern office and hotel properties with around 135,000 square meters of floor space, including space for restaurants, service providers and retail outlets, will be built by fall 2024.

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GreenWorkPark Grünheide

In the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region, we are designing a forward-looking business park on 35 hectares. In addition to logistics and production companies, educational, local supply and service facilities are to establish a balanced mix of industries.

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Simon Querndt

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