29 September 2017
The fourth day was the day of excursions. One excursion in the morning headed to the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), where participants received information on high performance computing in climate research at Universität Hamburg.
The second excursion in the morning – as you can see in the pictures – was to the International Building Exhibition (IBA) and Energy Bunker in Hamburg-Veddel. The participants met at 10 am in front of the IBA. At first they got an introduction in urban development and history of the district Wilhelmsburg, in the south of Hamburg.
The group left the IBA exhibition to visit some buildings in the center of Wilhelmsburg. Right next to the metro stop Wilhelmsburg were many different possibilities to build sustainable came true. There is a house with photosensitizing alga built-in in the façade of the building. It is covered with slim aquariums with water, greened through the seaweed living in. Another building is nearly completely built out of wood. The next stop was the urban living project “Global Neighbourhood” which has the objective to serve as a model for intercultural living. Around 770 flats were converted or new-built. Since 2013 the nearby “Energy Bunker” not only supplies renewably sourced heat to the neighbourhood produced with solar and photovoltaic systems, but also offers a great view above Wilhelmsburg and across the Elbe river to Hamburg’s city enter.
Another excursion in the afternoon is a guided walking tour through Hamburg’s HafenCity where the high standards of sustainability in this area are being explored.
Photos and text: Daniela Friedrich
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