The mySMARTLife demonstration area, the borough of Bergedorf, is Hamburg´s biggest district, located in the East of the city. The district is diverse, with a historic centre with numerous heritage-listed houses as well as residential buildings. All are subject of an integrated strategy targeting the quality of life, citizen involvement, technical and social infrastructures, public buildings and spaces.
There are three zones of interventions, where the 59 mySMARTLife actions in Hamburg will be implemented:
- Zone 1 comprises the new construction area “Schleusengraben”, where more than 1,400 new residential units will be built. They will be above national energy efficiency standards, with smart controls and connection to an innovative low-energy district heating mainly based on renewable energy sources. Also, new smart adaptive lighting for bicycle routes will be implemented.
- Zone 2 “Bergedorf-Süd” is the name of an ambitious retrofitting area, where an innovative concept of independent Smart Heating Islands will become reality, again mainly based on renewable energy sources. Also, a humble lamppost initiative is foreseen to replace the existing street lamps.
- Although the mobility interventions affect the whole City of Hamburg, they are a focused activity in Zone 3, comprising the entire borough of Bergedorf. Here, electric buses, e-cars, e-bikes and the “Cityskater” (a small last mile e-scooter) for public and private fleets are implemented as well as e-bus charging stations at the bus depot, several fast charging stations and a set of private and public stations for e-cars, all supplied with energy stemming to 100% from renewable energy sources. A multi-modal mobility concept and innovative approaches like a car sharing e-community and parcel delivery system in car trunks complement the actions in Zone 3.