Altona is a borough of the City of Hamburg which is located to the West of the inner city bordering the River Elbe. The specific site in Altona for Cities-4-People is the current location of a large brewery, the “Holsten-Brauerei”, which is right adjacent to “Mitte Altona” and located about 3 km away from the river and approximately 1.5 km from the Altona-Altstadt, an attractive location with housing and shopping opportunities nearby.
Currently, the neighbourhoods of Altona-Altstadt and Ottensen are separated from each other by a main railway line on one side (West) and large main transit roads on the other side. Since the “Deutsche Bahn AG”, the German Railway Company, has decided to move the main inter-city train station to the North, land has opened up for redevelopment. The project “Mitte Altona” is meant to turn a brownfield of abandoned rail infrastructure into a new neighbourhood and create more opportunities for integration, mobility and connectivity. There will be space for 3.500 new housing units and a district school. In addition, the Holsten-Brauerei will relocate to a new site in the South (industrials estate Hausbruch), which will create even more opportunities for urban neighbourhood redevelopment with a focus on innovative mobility solutions that meet the needs of all current and potential future residents in coordination with the Mitte-Altona project.