3D project planners now used for building in Hamburg

19 February 2024
"Connected Urban Twins" progressing - new web application to speed up planning and approval procedures

The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing has enhanced the digital master portal so that urban planners can analyse building projects and ideas as part of the "Connected Urban Twins". The 3D project planner gives everyone a better understanding of complex urban planning projects. More informed decisions can now be made thanks to the efforts of Hamburg, Leipzig and Munich to advance the urban development of the future.

3D project planner to revolutionise planning and approval procedures

"Digital data and tools simplify and speed up planning and approval procedures," said Karen Pein, Senator for Urban Development and Housing. Staff can now analyse 3D models of construction projects and go through various building scenarios. Planners can look up more than 580 sets of data on the Urban Data Platform Hamburg. Geodata such as noise maps or monument mapping can also be shown. That allows planners to  assess the construction project's interaction with the environment and to make well-founded planning decisions.

Digitalising local government and urban development

The senate's digitalisation strategy also emphasises the consistent introduction of digital applications. "The 3D project planner impressively demonstrates the opportunities offered by urban data platforms and digital twins," said Jan Pörksen, State Councillor and Head of the Senate Chancellery. Even before the new planning tool was established, Hamburg began pioneering digital participation system such as "DIPAS" and the "Bauantrag 2.0" approval procedure all over Germany.


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