At the western entrance of the promenade, the multi-family house Hafenstraße 8 creates a new entrance situation for the transition between the historical old town and the former industrial area. The new building is arranged on the competition area in such a way that a plaza as an open and inviting entrance area to the river promenade is created at the intersection between Hafenstraße and Zollstraße. This connects the visitor streams from Zollstraße, Hafenstraße and riverfront promenade and opens and divides, over the new building, the transition from the old town to the former industrial estate. The new building is defined by three storeys, which are accessed via a central staircase. Each individual floor consist of at least three apartments per floor. The staircase is bright and friendly and has a skylight from which daylight passes over the stairs eye deep into the interior of the stairwell and entrance area. All the apartments have a main orientation of the living areas to the river Elbe and have an affiliation to the living area, which is partly a balcony and partly loggia, offering to the inhabitants a combination of the protected privacy of a loggia and the panoramic view of a balcony. The living area is open as a combination area of cooking, dining and living area and is designed with a direct view from the north to the south facade.