Planning / Sports

Bid Legacy: Master Plan Active City

Hamburg Masterplan Active City_Cyclassics Hamburg
Planning, Sports
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

After Ham­burg’s bid for the Olympic and Para­lympic Games in 2024 was stopped by a neg­at­ive public ref­er­en­dum in Novem­ber 2015, both people and polit­ics of the Free and Hanseatic City of Ham­burg called for an eval­u­ation of all pro­ject ideas developed during the bid and a con­tinu­ation of those facil­it­at­ing the long-term improve­ment of the city.

PRO­PRO­JEKT together with AS+P were assigned by the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Ham­burg to com­pile those pro­ject ideas that were planned in the field of sport into an integ­rated plan­ning concept for Ham­burg. In the first half of 2016, PRO­PRO­JEKT and AS+P in close cooper­a­tion with vari­ous local actors in Ham­burg and guided by the city’s decade devel­op­ment strategy ‘HAM­BURGmacht­S­PORT’ com­piled the Mas­ter­plan Active City. The Mas­ter­plan is planned to be the new polit­ical concept with regard to sport in Ham­burg. It aims at devel­op­ing Ham­burg into a city that is in motion, where people are fas­cin­ated by sport and active in their daily lives. The strategy’s focus is the updat­ing of sport venues. Alto­gether, the Mas­ter­plan is made up of 26 pro­jects and 6 recom­mend­a­tions in the fields of sport in schools and clubs, sport in public areas, sport for all, young talent sport and elite sport. All pro­jects will be imple­men­ted by 2024 and will move for­ward both sport for all and elite sport in Ham­burg.


  • Review of require­ments and needs
  • Exam­in­a­tion and eval­u­ation of Olympic Bid con­cepts and pro­jects
  • Major Event Screen­ing
  • Over­all pro­ject design includ­ing time and cost estim­ates for con­crete pro­jects
  • Coordin­a­tion with rel­ev­ant author­it­ies
  • Present­a­tion and doc­u­ment­a­tion

Credits / Cover

  • Kanus und Stand Up Pad­dler auf der Alster: www.medi­aserver.ham­ / Wit­ters GmbH Sport­fo­to­grafie
  • Cyc­las­sics Ham­burg: www.medi­aserver.ham­ / Wit­ters GmbH Sport­fo­to­grafie
  • Segeln auf der Außen­al­ster: www.medi­aserver.ham­ / Wit­ters GmbH Sport­fo­to­grafie
  • StadtRAD Alster: Foto: www.medi­aserver.ham­ / Roberto Kai Hegeler
  • Ten­n­is­sta­dion Rotherb­aum: AS+P – Albert Speer + Part­ner GmbH / Johannes Arlt