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Marco Polo Tower

Behnisch Architekten

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The Marco Polo Tower in Hamburg, to plans by Behnisch Architekten in liaison with DC Residential and Hochtief, carried off first prize at the Cannes MIPIM Awards 2010 as the world-best housing project in the “Residential Developments” category.
A feather in the cap of the Stuttgart firm for a project at the cutting edge of sustainability and technology; it forms part of Hamburg’s HafenCity urban development scheme, the biggest upgrade operation in Europe adding 40% to the present city area with its 155 hectares of reclaimed land.
The tower is a new landmark in the area, midway between the town centre and the new cruise terminal. It stands near the esplanade along the Strandkai, on the banks of the Elbe and beside the new Unilever headquarters - another Behnisch brainchild. With its 17 storeys soaring 55 metres high, on a sunny day the Marco Polo Tower can be seen in all its...

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