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Bremen is redeveloping its old port area which suffered from the typical loss of traffic due to a lack of water depth and the trend towards containerisation from the late 60ies onwards. Also, a lot of the shipbuilding facilities faced a decline. It is basically the same story everywhere in the western world, be it Baltimore, London or Hamburg. After quite a bit of struggle within the city council the decision for a thorough redevelopment was made in the late nineties, though the whole thing didn´t really kick off until late 2000´s.

This is a photo of the situation in the early nineties:


(Source: SUBV Bremen)

The first major change was the filling of the "Überseehafen" ("Overseas Harbour") to gain space for the move of the wholesale market from the airport area, a decision that is now seen as being a mistake. But we´ll come to that later.

Here is a very early version of a visualisation:





Or this one:



The current version of the master plan looks like this:



Bremen is quite proud of the new area and claims it being the largest redevelopment area in Europe at the moment with an area of almost 3,000,000 square meters, but that is of course marketing, because a huge amount of the area is still in industrial use with port activities going on.

This thread is to inform you about recent and current projects in the Überseestadt which for some reason has not had a thread by its own in this part of the forum until now.
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It's nice but again rather short. Überstadt would be an ideal opportunity for a few highrises, but they're wasting it. I'm not calling for a Frankfurt style skyline, but come on, the city has over half a million people, the metro over a million, there's nothing wrong with it actually looking like a big city a bit more.
It's all gonna be upper class residential like they build like crazy here in OL at the moment? Or mixed income?
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"Sozialwohnungen" is a concept that needs to be abolished - something that should have been done decades ago. By "mixed income" I was talking about apartments affordable to the middle class rather than upper class exclusively.
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They show so many public spaces full of people, but aside from having a job in one of the buildings, I see no reason to be there at all, neither as a resident nor as a visitor. It's far away from all places of interest in Bremen, in the middle of nowhere, with nothing to offer that's worth going there.
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Well the only time in the two years I lived in Bremen that I went West of the Hbf on the line 2 or 3 was to the Kreiswehrersatzamt to have my balls fondled by someone who looked like Joseph Mengele, so I know very little about the area in general. The only places I would go to were either in the Center, Neustadt, Viertel or Aladin/Tivoli. I've been in that oversized mall in the far East (at the end of the 1) but never the one in Walle.

I'm just going by the renders, it just looks like waterfront upper class living, same type that's been plastered all over the Oldenburg harbour area the last decade right next to the Jobcenter and the red light district. Very sterile place that people would only spend time because they live in one of the apartments, and don't hang around much because there isn't much to do except living there.
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