Hamburg, Germany

Academic Year

Fall semester of 2018 – Study Abroad


Martin Kläschen

HafenCity University Professors

Amelie Rost

Martin Kohler


Reimagine the development of an existing historic industrial site that was originally a coal power plant and currently is used as a space for artists


The cantilevered truss structure reinforces the notion of progress in the context of precious history.

Our goal for studying abroad was to explore and experience how the port cities of the Baltic Sea developed with their involvement in the Hanseatic Trading League. The program was not predetermined, allowing us to explore our creative intuitions.

My project focuses on transforming the existing building into a transportation hub with a train station, bus station, ferry terminal, and a convention/event space. In addition, I proposed a newly constructed boutique hotel and health spa to be constructed above the existing brick structures.