The „Neighborhood’s University“ project of the Urban Design department of the HCU-Hamburg has done research in terms of practical aspects, like education, low-budget architecture, local embedded economy, re- and up-cycling of material and social engagement in the neighborhood.
The final phase of the project transforms the building once again: all uses, which have been established during four years, will be condensed and extended. The UdN merged it’s academic approaches with that of „hotel operations“. The central aim of the hotel project was to enable and co-design a communicative knot in the neighborhood and the „local embedded“ economic field of Wilhelmsburg. The idea of a hotel therefore merely acts as a vehicle to enhance the research and design process.