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Hafencity, what lessons in a time of breaks? 

To find in the disruptions that are emerging the means to regain control of the production of the city of tomorrow. Collaboratively work on new reading grids that make it easier to understand the unpredictable. This is the ambition of these " Four days elsewhere ": two in Hamburg-Hafencity, preceded by a day of initiation and followed by a final day of debriefing-creation of future values, both in Paris.

Four days elsewhere : Educational goals

With more than 40 years of professional practice exchanges, INTA, with this training cycle, offers development actors a space for understanding and dialogue between cultures, where listeners acquire an openness that enables them to conduct partnership projects.

At the end of this general training, transversal and modular listeners will know:

  • identify emerging failures in their professional field
  • identify opportunities to align business strategies with sustainable development of territories
  • master the analysis, planning and monitoring of complex urban and real estate projects
  • acquire a broader synthesis capacity
  • expand their field of analysis
  • become more efficient and effective in their trades

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The places of training

HAMBURG The former Hanseatic port, proud of its history, City-State since 1871, built on the Elbe 110 kms from its mouth is the first port and the second largest city in Germany, the 2nd European port after Rotterdam, and the 9th world port. Partially destroyed in July 1943 (45,000 civilians killed in a few days), relieved of its ashes in the 1960s, Hamburg is now testing 5G to improve the operation and impact of its Smart Harbor logistics on the 8,000 ha of its port area. The city initiated, at the end of the last century, a very ambitious program of (re) urban development, example of a world-city, also example of the international attractiveness necessary to this archipelago of the metropolises described by Pierre Veltz.


HAFENCITY Objective: to increase the built-up area of the city by 40% by adding 45,000 jobs and 15,000 new inhabitants, by recycling old brownfields and port warehouses, behind a linear 70 km of façades and 10 kms of walks "feet in the water". Today, halfway through its realization and after initial corrections, INTA-Formation proposes to go to examine its progress, to measure its successes and to question its governance by asking what it would conceive today. differently if everything was to start again? (eg symbiosis between circular economy, climate resilience, strategic or integrated planning, knowledge economy, smart technologies, social innovation).

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PARIS Sessions will be hosted by the Training centre of the Paris Region Architect association. logo Pole EVA


Speakers and Trainers (Spring session only)




Organised by INTA in partnership with Vitra 

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