Georg-Wilhelm Courtyards




The second phase of construction of the Georg-Wilhelm Courtyards in western Wilhelmsburg, covering a 1.5 ha area between Georg-Wilhelm-Straße, Trettaustraße and the Kurdamm are set to provide 150 new family-friendly homes. The Wilhelmsburg School for Children with Speech Defects was based here until mid-2013, before being integrated into the newly built Gateway to the World education centre in Wilhelmsburg Mitte as part of the International Building Exhibition.

Owing to its unique location at the point where the residential area to the east of Georg-Wilhelm-Straße and the Island Park that lies behind it meet the commercial and in some places industrial area to the west of Georg-Wilhelm-Straße, the site was made eligible for housing construction and developed through a model process.
An urban design competition was held against this backdrop in 2010, with the aim of developing optimal and forward-looking solutions for the site. The competition was won by the Hamburg-based firm czerner göttsch architekten, whose concept was best suited to the specific requirements of the location and won over the jury with its proposed apartment types.

Early 2015 saw the first phase of construction on the Kurdamm, with the completion of 50 apartments. The implementation of the second phase of construction is currently being planned. A development plan, among other things, also needs to be drawn up based on the results of the urban design competition – this is currently under way.

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