Following on from East meets West in Mettlach (2015) and The Future of Wellbeing in London (2016), Hamburg was the venue for the latest in the successful event series, this year with the title Urban Wellbeing. There couldn’t be a more appropriate place to discuss the design of urban living concepts than the Elbphilharmonie, the city’s new symbol of urban quality of life. More than 250 planners, architects and interior designers agreed and responded to the joint invitation by Villeroy & Boch and Heinze to exchange ideas within Europe’s largest inner-city urban development project.
Architectural stimulus was provided by internationally renowned planners, whose projects set standards for the design of a new urban lifestyle: Martin Murphy (Störmer, Murphy and Partners, Hamburg), Julia B. Bolles-Wilson (BOLLES+WILSON, Münster), Matthias Sauerbruch (Sauerbruch Hutton, Berlin) and Kees van Casteren (OMA, Rotterdam). The conference also included an exclusive guided tour of the Elbphilharmon… continue