City Port Sassnitz

Rügen, Germany
Competition, selection of best 10 entries (2001)

The vacant area of the former ferry port shall be developed into a new, attractive city center. A chain of new buildings is nestling to the edge of the steep coast from the edge of the city to the historic downtown, providing a strong frame for long-term development. This development initially requires a link to existing retail structures in downtown Sassnitz via a spacious stair right at the landmark hotel. A small new shopping mall with touristical focus  and existing restaurants create an attractive path to the historic downtown, creating a new vibrant city center. In a last stage, a new port boulevard with apartments and hotels extends the touristical potential to the south.