"Building the City Anew - Imagining Tomorrow's Metropolis": Hamburg / Germany to Showcase Urban Development Projects in Boston, Chicago and Washington D.C.

Oct 09, 2013, 12:54 ET from Hamburg Marketing GmbH

HAMBURG, Germany, October 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

From October 15 through December 6, the two major symbols of Hamburg's urban design and re-development will present a traveling exhibition, "Building the City Anew", in Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The HafenCity Hamburg, Europe's largest urban development project, is expanding the city center of Hamburg by forty percent on former brown fields on the Elbe River. The IBA (International Building Exhibition) builds on a tradition of experimental design and urban planning with a seven-year project that is transforming an inner city island into vibrant and sustainable community living.

The exhibition will be presented at the Massachusetts State House in Boston from October 15 through 28, 2013. It will also be shown at the Urban Land Institute conference in Chicago in November and finally at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. from mid-November through December 6.

At the heart of the exhibition is an outsized compass pointing the way to the future city. The directional points of the compass have been replaced with four major themes: Growing City, Open City, Smart City and Civic City. These form the framework to explain the strategies which both projects are harnessing to meet the challenges of the future.

HafenCity Hamburg and IBA Hamburg embrace the vision of a European city meeting the challenges of the future without abandoning its own tradition. Through the exhibition, HafenCity and IBA Hamburg seek to initiate an international debate on the future of cities, informed by projects and experiences of other European cities. More information about the projects: http://www.hafencity.com and http://www.iba-hamburg.de.

Traveling exhibition:

Boston: October 15-28, 2013, Venue: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston, wwwcityofboston.gov

Chicago: November 5-8, 2013, Venue: Urban Land Institute Conference, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, http://www.uli.org

Washington, D.C.: November 14 until December 6, 2013, Venue: University of the District of Columbia, Architecture Gallery, Building 42, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C., http://www.udc.edu

Press contact:  
Hamburg Marketing GmbH
Vera Feller, vera.feller@marketing.hamburg.de
Tel.: +49-40-300-51-581
Exhibition-Media-Kit: http://www.marketing.hamburg.de/iba-hafencity-hamburg-usa

SOURCE Hamburg Marketing GmbH