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The Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier project: Let’s talk sustainability with Thomas Kleist

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Without a doubt, our Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier will be a one-of-a-kind place; cosmopolitan, open and urban… it is designed as an integrated district connecting places to live and work with attractive cultural offerings, services and leisure facilities as well as innovative retail and entertainment concepts!

With this mixed-use development, we showcase the lively essence of contemporary Hamburg, and connect future-oriented models for urban living with the historically developed Hamburg identity. The goal: a vibrant meeting place for people from Hamburg and tourists.

The development of this mega 419,000m2 project with a 1 billion euro total investment is one dear to the hearts of many of our employees who have invested their time in ensuring the project is a success.

Sustainability is truly at the heart of our business at URW, and this is evidenced by our commitment to our Better Places 2030 CSR agenda and most recently the DGNB German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen) special award received by Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier for its exemplary construction site management (the first time for a project of this size).

Watch this interesting interview with Thomas Kleist, Senior Sustainability Manager at URW Germany, as he takes us into the world of sustainable building and future certifications. He also touches on URW’s corporate social responsibility strategy and gives insights into Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its implementation in a typical working day within the construction department.

Watch the full interview here