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.
Supervised by Prof. Henri Bava (Landscape Architecture) and Prof. Markus Neppl (Urban Planning), the prospective urban planners were required to find innovative solutions for an activation of the approx. 180-hectare area that took effect upon the landscape zone, the neighboring residential boundaries and the city center. They were to develop strategies that opposed overdevelopment and strengthened the identity of natural areas. “The conversion of the grounds and buildings creates a place that reconnects with its history and at the same time becomes so vivid that it serves as a joint for the surrounding districts.”

Repurposing of Heidelberg Military Airfield | Vassilios Arpatzis

Vassilios Arpatzis analyzes the existing infrastructure, the leisure facilities and the local recreation areas of Heidelberg and the planning area. His concept focuses on the area directly surrounding the airfield and proposes the idea of reshaping the planning area into a place for leisure activities and relaxation with a lake and green spaces.
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Urban Garden | Sabrina Herzog

Sabrina Herzog has concentrated her analysis primarily on the distribution of uses between housing developments, agricultural plots and conservation areas in Heidelberg and the planning area.
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AIR-field | Marius Kühn

Marius Kühn puts Heidelberg’s open spaces and their constellation at the heart of his analysis. He subsequently develops the structure of the planning area.
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From Airfield to Activity Strip | Sarah Mattes

In her analyses, Sarah Mattes has incorporated the results from the citizens’ forum on the airfield and the transitions to the adjoining districts in particular. She divides the planning area into three zones with different characteristics.
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Active Park “Airfield” | Jennifer Sebök

Building on the analyses of the city, the surrounding area and the planning area, Jennifer Sebök developed a general purpose-oriented concept alongside an overall urban-planning concept. From these she derives specific measures.
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