SCIENCE PORT MAGDEBURG
From commercial port to science port
Today, Magdeburg's harbor is a vibrant commercial enterprise: haulers’ warehouses, an asphalt mixing plant and a crane hire company stand in chaotic array. The construction here of a new seat of the Frauenhofer Institute (center of research in engineering sciences) heralds the imminent metamorphosis of the trade harbor into a knowledge harbor. The central, presently disused harbor basin plays a major role in this development process. Studio UC Klaus Overmeyer developed a multidimensional transformational strategy for the harbor basin, based on spatial, programmatic and communicative interventions. Draining the harbor basin - which is one kilometer long – and creating in its stead, an extensive park will add impetus to future developments in the harbor area.