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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 the Elbbrücken Quarter in eastern HafenCity in Hamburg, we are developing a new, innovative mixed-use building ensemble in cooperation with Harmonia Immobilien, Lars Hinrichs 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, which will bring digitally designed objects and installations by the international artist collective "teamLab" to life and will be the largest museum for digital art in Europe.

Construction of the project on a site area of around 15,000 m² and with a total gross floor area of around 90,000 m² is scheduled to start in the fall of 2022, with the various components to be completed in stages from the end of 2024 and by the beginning of 2026. The total investment volume amounts to around 500 million euros.

Milaneo: 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