Southern Überseequartier Building E3 (left) - Image: moka studio | Building A (right) - Image: URW

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield cooperates with DC Developments in southern Überseequartier

DC Developments takes over development, realization and marketing of around 400 apartments in buildings A and E3 eastward of San Francisco Street, after Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield will previously realize the retail area.

The buildings comprise of a living area of around 27,600 square meters in total. The objects were designed by architects from Hamburg, house A by Carsten Roth Architekt and house E3 by KBNK Architekten GmbH. The completion is planned for 2022.

“We develop southern Überseequartier as an open urban area that combines many different usages, carefully balanced and at the highest level. To create the highest possible attractiveness in the district, we plan to enter into partnerships in specific areas”, says Andreas Hohlmann, Managing Director of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Germany. “Living will be a key component, which is why we are delighted that in DC Developments, we have found a strong partner for the development of a significant number of the apartments with many years of experience and an excellent reputation especially in HafenCity.” Including the new apartments in southern Überseequartier, DC Developments currently develops around 1,100 apartments in Hamburg.

In building A around 300 apartments will emerge on ten floors above the retail area in the ground floor. More than two thirds of the living units will have one or two rooms. The 30 meters high object will be staged southbound and thus obtains the form of a staircase, so that all the upper floors will gain view on Elbe river as well as rooftop terraces. Building E3 is a 12-floor residential tower standing on three retail levels. It is 60 meters high and includes 96 living units which can be tailored very flexibly. More than two thirds of the living units will have one or two rooms.

“Southern Überseequartier will emerge as an innovative spot with enormous charisma. This development project will set new standards within the branch in Germany”, says Lothar Schubert, Managing Partner of DC Developments. “Our two residential buildings will make an innovative contribution to modern urbanity. Living in the most central location of the city while being connected to the water at the same time. We are very proud to be partner of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and to have the city’s confidence.”

Pulse of the city: Housing in Southern Überseequartier

In southern Überseequartier, 14 individual buildings are being developed, which will form the new vibrant core of HafenCity with outstanding architecture and a unique mix of usages.  Retail, entertainment and more than 40 exciting gastronomy concepts will be connected finely tuned with offices, three hotels a cruise terminal and 650 apartments in total. The mixed-use district comprises a total area of ​​419,000 square meters and will be realized by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield with an investment of over one billion euros until 2022. Due to the location in close proximity to the inner-city and Elbe river as well as the excellent integration into Hamburg’s public transport, the district is among the most attractive neighbourhoods that are currently being developed in Hamburg. The buildings that are developed in cooperation with DC Developments are exemplary for this.

Facts about buildings A and E3:

Building A:

•           306 freehold flats

•           Architect: Carsten Roth Architekt

•           GF retail

•           Living area: approx. 20,100 m²

Building E3:

•           96 freehold flats

•           Architect: KBNK Architekten GmbH

•           Three levels retail

•           Living area: approx. 7,500 m²

Project investment by DC Developments: 220 million euros

Facts about southern Überseequartier:

Total area: 419,000 m²

•           Above ground: 269,000 m²

in 14 buildings



– 48,000 m2

– approx. 4,200 office workplaces


– approx. 650 apartments


– 3 hotels with approx. 850 rooms

Cruise terminal

10,000 m²


– 80,500 m²

– approx. 200 shops

Culture, entertainment and dining

– 21,000 m², i.a. with

– Flagship Cinema with approx. 10 halls, latest technologies

– 46 gastronomy concepts

2,500 parking spaces and 3,500 bicycle stands

Investment by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield: more than one billion euros

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