#033 Future and Knowledge Storage Facility for Energy and Technology

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How the Energy Reform works

The premise the City of Heidelberg and its public utility company worked on was that society must help shape the Energy Reform. The idea they came up with is for a storage facility for the future and knowledge for energy and technology. They plan to build a 45-meter high thermal storage facility that will make the Energy Reform visible and tangible in Heidelberg. It is intended to be an impressive demonstration of sustainability and climate protection. Viable technologies will be enhanced with concepts enabling them to be experienced first hand.

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July 17, 2017 | Ground-breaking ceremony for the energy and future storehouse

On Monday, July 17, 2017, a symbolic ground breaking ceremony took place for IBA’s lighthouse project on the premises of Stadtwerke Heidelberg in Pfaffengrund. The lord mayor of Heidelberg Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, the first mayor Jürgen Odszuck, the CEO of Stadtwerke Heidelberg Dr. Rudolf Irmscher, the CEO of Stadtwerke Heidelberg Energie Michael Teigeler, and project partners, together with 180 guests attended the symbolic project start. In a plenary session of the ground breaking ceremony Prof. Michael Braum the managing director of IBA Heidelberg, and Jürgen Odszuck the first mayor of the city of Heidelberg presented the IBA-Project-Certificate to Michael Teigeler.

June 28, 2017 | IBA project recognition

Recently, the energy and future storehouse was recognized as a project of the International Building Exhibition (IBA): Upon recommendation of the international Board of Trustees the IBA supervisory board selected the energy and future storehouse as one of the projects that will be continuously supported by IBA Heidelberg and which is now due for a challenging implementation. The winner of the design competition is an internationally operating, an innovative practice: LAVA – Laboratory for visionary architecture together with A24 Landschaftsarchitekten (both based in Berlin). The storehouse will go into operation by the end of 2019.

Sept. 27, 2016 | Winners of the design competition decided

On Tuesday 27 September an interdisciplinary jury evaluated 14 designs for the Future and Knowledge Store Facility for Energy and Technology on the Pfaffengrund plot of the city’s public utility company. Three winners were selected. More Information

April 18, 2016 | IBA and public utility companies launch the call for tender for a “future and knowledge storehouse”

The Heidelberg district of Pfaffengrund is to see the development of a place that will make a key contribution to the incorporation of renewable energies into the supply of power and heat. The Heidelberg utility companies are planning to set up an energy and future storehouse with hospitality outlets and the design of the outdoor space as an energy park, which should help to make the energy transformation tangible across the regions. To this end, the IBA Heidelberg joined forces with the Heidelberg utilities to launch a call for tenders for its implementation with a preceding application procedure. The aim of the call for tenders is to find an innovative solution specifically for the design of the outer shell of the energy and future storehouse. For this reason, the participation of artists in connection with architects is expressly requested. The jury of experts is made up of Prof. Michael Braum, Prof. Dr. Klaus Bollinger, Dea Ecker, Prof. Undine Giseke, Prof. Michael Schumacher and Ulrich Genth.
Closing date for applications: May 17, 2016; submission deadline: August 22, 2016

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