“Upstream on the Elbe and Bille” is Hamburg’s vision for the east of the city. Here, new housing and urban waterfront manufacturing facilities are to be created. JES is developing site specific development plans to advance this idea. In Hammerbrook, the team is developing a combination of residential and commercial properties on the waterfront with, and for, property owners. A new world of living and working is to be created in a district whose architectural profile is fed by the history of the location and new combinations of uses. The Upstream vision meets the JES vision: liveliness on all levels, benefits for everyone involved and affordable city life for future generations.