Breathing new life into old docklands
Over the past 15 years, the “Überseestadt” has been under development in the Hanseatic City of Bremen’s western quarter.
The Senate of Bremen approved a master plan in 2000 to restructure the old docklands to the right of the Weser. The idea was to create a new district in the area – the “Überseestadt” (the “City Beyond the Seas”).
It seamlessly joins the list of outstanding European port regeneration projects and is one of the largest urban development schemes of its kind. Bremeninvest is driving development work in the Überseestadt, measuring 1km wide by 3.5km long, and the municipality of Bremen is investing around 485 million EUR through its special budget. Organisers can also count on additional private investments worth around 1 billion EUR.
High, colourful or jagged: In Überseestadt you will find buildings in many shapes and colours. We took a closer look at eight particularly striking buildings. What is it about their special architecture? And what actually happens behind the scenes?Learn more