Subway Station Überseequartier, Hamburg

  • task:
  • planning of the subway station Überseequartier in the harbour city Hamburg
  • client:
  • Hamburger Hochbahn A.G.
  • procedure type:
  • investor’s competition 2005, 1st Prize
  • size:
  • 8.500 sqm
  • completion:
  • 2010
  • technical planner:
  • Obermeyer GmbH (civil engineering structure) | Dr. Kreutz und Partner (structural engineering) |
  • team:
  • Anne Raupach, Andrea Weber, Uta Varrentrapp, Florian Klüter, Lukas Eugler, Sandra Schmidt
  • photots:
  • Jens Weber, München | Thomas Lewandowski, Halle |
  • awards:
  • BDA Hamburger Architekturpreis 2014, acknowledgement
  • A new subway line connects the Hafencity – currently the largest urban development project in Europe – to the Hamburg city center. The name of the harbour city stop, Überseequartier, translates as “Overseas Quarter”, setting the staged underwater theme of the station.

    The tiles on the walls graduate from a deep blue color to a lighter, brighter blue which mimics the reflection of light from moving water at the surface. The light-reflecting, moving ceiling above the wide, friendly space further enhances the perception of hovering in the middle of the sea, directly below the sunny water surface.

    Passengers slowly emerge from this spacious area to a horizontally structured wall panel and a wide range of views: the new Elbphilharmonie to the west and the Elbe, with the countless port basins, to the south.