Pop-up Circular Hub to reopen in central Hamburg

15 May 2024
Jupiter Hamburg now in revamped 1990s office - focus on circular working environment until end 2024

The Pop-up Circular Hub is gearing up to reopen the doors of Jupiter (formerly Karstadt Sport) after a successful three-week pilot last autumn. Everything now revolves on closer interaction and networking local stakeholders. Visitors can also look forward to an exhibition on the circular economy, the Open Lab Microfactory, a co-working station and many other events. The circular economy has become a top priority for Hamburg, which was the first German city to join the global Fab City network in 2019. The goal is to transform the urban economy into a comprehensive, digitally supported circular economy by 2054.

Centre of innovation and networking

"The hub in the city centre is a clear sign that the circular economy in Hamburg is making an important contribution to a sustainable and future-proof economy," said Jan Pörksen, Head of the Hamburg Senate Chancellery. The space offers many opportunities to network and share knowledge about Hamburg's circular future and to develop solutions in panel discussions, workshops and round tables. The pop-up hub was launched by the Hamburg Institute for Innovation, Climate Protection and Circular Economy (HiiCCE), the Fab City Hamburg association, Fab City Hamburg e.V., the Senate Chancellery, Hafen City University and the New Production Institute at Helmut Schmidt University.

Matching a 1990s-style office with circular economy

"Everything from kitchen mixers, cordless screwdrivers, bicycles to mobile phones can be designed according to the principles of reuse or regeneration. The Pop-up Circular Hub shows how the first approaches could work," said Axel Sylvester, Managing Director of Fab City Hamburg. A 1990s-style office has been transformed into a state-of-the-art circular workspace and is a shining example of the circular economy. It demonstrates how innovative approaches and circular design principles can make an office conserve resources and close material cycles. Visitors to the co-working station can learn all about a future-oriented working environment on the spot. The Open Lab Micro Factory presents another multifaceted dimension of the circular economy, and gives a glimpse of a small factory in the city centre and how open source principles can boost local and circular production.


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