To promote the city development in the area around the Dortmund Harbor, Gerber Architekten together with the Dortmunder Hafen AG have designed a concept for the urban development.

The northern Speicherstraße is supposed to be relocated towards east to win larger outdoor spaces where modern buildings could be built. The ground floor offers room capacity for industrial spaces and retail, service and schools. The buildings form a U-shaped first floor which encloses the green roof terrace of the ground floor building. In the top floors there is room for offices, offering a wide view above the city. A promenade along the canal creates the constant connection to the water and helps to raise the living quality of the harbor area.

Prof. Eckhard Gerber explains: „The concept is supposed to start a development which will bring the port closer to the city and away from the industrial use to an urban neighborhood along the water.”