2nd Hans-Grassl-Award 2014

For the 2nd year of the Hans-Grassl-Award master students of the Technische Universität Braunschweig had to redesign the Überseebrücke in Hamburg. With one month of time the students had to consider structural, architectural and economical aspects for the design.

The Überseebrücke was constructed as steel framework bridge with a roof in 1927. She was partly replaced with original parts after the destruction in World War 2.

A modern solution for the bridge became necessary since the design of the reconstructed water site area did not merge with the historical bridge.

The jury evaluated the designs which have been submitted by the students in May.

The first place was awarded to Sarah Drees, Christoph Kleemeyer, Matthias Leue und Benjamin Schmidt for their bridge design which matches the geometry of the new flood protection walls.

The two second places went to Johanna Rieser, Franziska Rieck and Waldemar Müller and Nadine Symossek, Emanuel Schmidt and Kai Schott.


Visualisation of the winning design © GRASSL Consulting Engineers

Pictures 1-3: Model provided by Zaha Hadid Architects

Picture 5: Photo composition flood protection Niederhafen: ON3 Studio