German city in line for award powered by district energy

Date: 5 August 2016

 

A holistic climate adaptation project in Germany in the running for World Architecture Festival Award is benefiting from district heating.

Offenbach Harbour is one amongst 10 international Finalists of the World Architecture Festival Award for 2016.

The sustainable city district by the Main River close to Frankfurt in Germany is a finalist in the category “Landscape”.

Offenbach Harbour is a pragmatic vision of how climate adaptation can be achieved in urban context creating attractive neighbourhoods through integrated engineering. The project has prequalified for the prestigious DGNB Gold for a sustainable city district, comparable to a LEEDS Platinum rating, a European first.

The project was carried out by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, part of Ramboll’s Global Practice for water with Schüßler Plan as local partner. The live judging will take place in Berlin on the 18th of November.