Students' work

Young people bring a breath of fresh air, they are an inspiration with their new ideas, and they make original suggestions. At the IBA the next generation is particularly close to our heart: our main theme, knowledge and education, primarily relates to children, youngsters and young adults. Here we present examples of their ideas for Heidelberg. The work here has been produced by students from other cities who have been attending seminars on Heidelberg, the city of knowledge. Moreover, you will also find here the conclusions reached by those students who responded to our invitation to attend workshops in Heidelberg. Be inspired!

“Park Assemblage Heidelberg” – designs by students from Berlin Technical University

The IBA_KANDIDAT #019 “Agricultural park” is aiming to establish the 420 hectare site as an area for relaxation and education as well. By means of a collaboration between farmers, residents of adjacent districts and other local initiatives, an agricultural park is to be created.
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"Das BIO" – Master’s theses by students at Braunschweig University of Technology

How can the zoo on the Neckar gain visibility? How can architecture showcase and manifest biodiversity? The IBA candidate “Concept development for the biodiversity center – Das Bio” aims to demonstrate the different perspectives on our natural resources and to raise awareness for the preservation of biological diversity.
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Competition: Landfried Creative Quarter

So what exactly is a creative quarter? To answer this question and find a design for the extensive areas of the Heidelberg Landfried site, the IBA teamed up with Landfried Immobilien in October 2014 and launched an ideas competition for architecture students.
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Student designs from the Wüstenrot Stiftung’s summer academy

How best to redesign former military areas such as to give them a new identity and, at the same time, make certain they fit into the urban fabric as a whole? This question was investigated by 18 holders of a scholarship by Wüstenrot Stiftung who were the guests of IBA Heidelberg for almost two weeks.
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IBA_ACADEMY No. 1: Concepts for Heidelberg

The focus of reflection during the IBA_ACADEMY No. 1 laid on two proposed sites for the design-workshop, both asking for the possibilities of public space.
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“goodbye, g.i.” Final-year projects at KIT Karlsruhe, Department for International Urban Planning

Under the supervision of Prof. Barbara Engel, the undergraduates from KIT Karlsruhe’s Department for International Urban Planning, studied the Patton Barracks site in Heidelberg.
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“Heidelberg House of Cultures of the World” – Designs for the Landfried area by students of the University of Mainz

As in international city of knowledge, Heidelberg wishes to take a new approach to integration: A central meeting place for existing and new citizens creates a ‘gateway’ in two directions: towards the city and towards the world.
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Subsequent use of the agricultural park “Airfield” – Final-year projects by students of the KIT

Within the framework of their final-year projects, students from the Karlsruhe Institute for Technolgy (KIT) devised urban developmental measures for the conservation of the Heidelberg “Airfield” in the 2014 summer semester.
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Proposals by students from the HafenCity University

With the support of the IBA office and local visits, they familiarized themselves with the city and its history, and developed ideas for a model 21st century city. Click here to see some of their results.
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