With MVRDV, Carlo Ratti Associati, ASTOC Architects&Planners, Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab and the University of Brighton, the IBA was able to win over both young and established, local and international urban planning offices to work out scenarios for the conversion area. Together with the citizens the planners drew up four different thematic scenarios. The Digital Design Unit (DDU) of TU Darmstadt designed a computer game based on Minecraft to involve a younger audience. KCAP Architects&Planners merged the various results into one coherent development vision. IBA and the civic administration are currently preparing the next steps for the political bodies.


SCENARIO 1 | Science and Economics | Winy Maas (MVRDV)

„Free Henry“ as urban lab for innovative architecture and planning
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SCENARIO 2 | Networks and Infrastructure | Carlo Ratti (Carlo Ratti Associati)

„Patrick Henry“ as a Commune in the Sharing Economy
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SCENARIO 3 | Knowledge Spaces and Housing | Markus Neppl (ASTOC Architects&Planners)

Knowledge Spaces as drivers of Urban Development
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SCENARIO 4 | Urban Metabolism and Landscape | Herbert Dreiseitl (Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab) and Katrin Bohn (University Brighton)

The Productive City
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Citizen’s Involvement through Public Forums
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Potential Stakeholders Checking the Result’s Suitability

IBA_GAME | 20.000 BLOCKS | Digital Design Unit (TU Darmstadt)

A Digital Tool for Urban Planning
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Key data

  • Location

    Patrick-Henry-Village Heidelberg

  • Your contact at the IBA

    Moritz Bellers
    IBA Heidelberg GmbH