AIVP Recommendation

Irrespective of debate surrounding the extent of rising water levels due to climate change, this growing risk can be taken into account at a very early stage of development projects, specifically in their urban planning and architectural aspects. However, rather than merely adapting existing facilities to cope with greater environmental challenges, this resilience strategy also offers the opportunity to create brand new spaces.

Hong Kong

The Victoria Dockside project concerns the site of Tsim Sha Tsui, a part of the Holt’s Wharf waterfront that was used from the early 20th century as a goods and logistics hub and helped to make Hong Kong one of the busiest ports in the world.


Hamburg (Germany)

The Hafen City project in Hamburg is currently one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in Europe. By the early 1990s, dock basins had become too small to accommodate increasingly large vessels. This led the port of Hamburg, like many other port cities, to move to a much larger site near the Old Elbe Tunnel area.