GOALS | WHAT ARE THE CLAIMS OF THE IBA HEIDELBERG?

Until 2022, an independent company has ten years to work with the citizens to put projects in place which will make Heidelberg a model for the knowledge city of the future. This process will not only see the creation of innovative buildings, but also the conversion of existing ones and the reshaping of open spaces. Knowledge and education are to have a different standing in people’s minds. Similarly to the way the car grew in importance in the 1960s and became an icon of car-friendly cities, knowledge is intended to become recognized as a new, pivotal crucial factor that dominates a cityscape,: A city creates knowledge – and knowledge creates a city.