Patrick-Henry-Village in Heidelberg: PHV

Patrick-Henry-Village Heidelberg, PHV Building, German Knowledge City Architecture

Patrick-Henry-Village in Heidelberg: PHV

International Architecture Exhibition (IBA), Germany – design by KCAP Architects&Planners

31 Mar 2017

Patrick-Henry-Village Heidelberg

US military site in Heidelberg will become future knowledge city

Design: KCAP Architects&Planners

Rotterdam/Zurich, March 30th, 2017 – Yesterday, KCAP presented the development vision for the Patrick-Henry-Village (PHV) in Heidelberg, Germany. PHV is the largest conversion area in Heidelberg, set to become a model for the ‘knowledge city of tomorrow‘.

Visuals © KCAP

Patrick-Henry-Village in Heidelberg: PHV

Initiated by the International Architecture Exhibition (IBA) Heidelberg, thematic scenarios for the development and future use of the area have been designed by a group renown urban planning offices in a collaborative process. KCAP has integrated those scenarios as well as feedback from experts, the municipality and citizens in an urban development vision which forms base for the future transformation of PHV.

Patrick-Henry-Village in Heidelberg: PHV

Potential for future development

Patrick-Henry Village, with formerly 8.000 inhabitants, is one of many former US military sites in Germany that reveals great development potential for the city. The IBA Heidelberg wants to demonstrate possible solutions for the conversion of these areas and uses PHV as their urban laboratory.

Patrick-Henry-Village in Heidelberg: PHV

The 100 ha site of PHV will offer space for more than 10.000 inhabitants including a large number of work spaces. The development vision allows for a flexible and phased development that can respond to unforeseen and changing conditions. With a size similar to the surrounding centralities, PHV will establish itself as new city quarter of Heidelberg within Rhein-Neckar metropolitan region.

With respect for the historical urban design, buildings and infrastructures, an urban inside-out principle has been developed in which the existing street pattern with villas and rows of buildings in the green will remain to form a ‘garden city’ area. Outside of the existing parkway, micro-quarters with a densified mixed-use building program will as innovative combination of living, working and urban production be the driving force of the development. Educational buildings as polyvalent neighborhood structures add community building potential to the micro-quarters

Patrick-Henry-Village in Heidelberg: PHV

Planning Phase_0

Phase_0 is a coproduction of IBA, five planning teams and experts. The planners MVRDV (NL), Carlo Ratti Associati (IT), ASTOC (DE), Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab (DE) and the University of Brighton (UK) elaborated future scenarios for the development of PHV. This took place during various participatory thematic Design Thinking Workshops from June until November 2016. With the outcome of Phase_0 as its base, KCAP Architects&Planners has developed the urban development vision.

Visuals below © IBA Heidelberg_Christian Buck

Patrick-Henry-Village Heidelberg

IBA Heidelberg is a temporary laboratory. Our motto: Knowledge | Based | Urbanism. Because a city that invests in avant-garde knowledge facilities invests in the future. Through local and international networks, the IBA will through 2022 weave a net of experts, supporters and active participants. The projects include innovative schools and research buildings, museums and student housing. However, just as important as the actual built results are the IBA’s invisible achievements. In Heidelberg it is initiating a dialog on the city of tomorrow.

Patrick-Henry-Village Heidelberg event

International Building Exhibition (IBA) have existed for over 100 years. They are planning and building experiments with an impact that extends far beyond their own time. While the first IBAs broke new ground with their built architecture, IBAs have changed substantially since then: Today, they are exhibitions of building culture that increasingly incorporate complex social, economic and ecological aspects, in addition to aesthetic and technological matters.

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