PHVision Heidelberg [DE]

PHV is the largest conversion area in Heidelberg, set to become a model for the “knowledge city of tomorrow”. With a size similar to the surrounding communes, PHV will establish itself as new city quarter of Heidelberg within the Rhein-Neckar Metropolitan Region.

The PHV offers him the unique opportunity within the framework of the IBA to study the city of tomorrow on a coherent surface. PHV as an urban development laboratory makes it possible to examine the effects of the social, ecological and technological changes taking place on its spatial consequences and to develop new models, with the primary goal always being to make a district worth living in for people.

A neighborhood that anticipates individualization by planning multifunctional public buildings and open spaces as places for communal and neighborly exchange.

A district as a model for a European Smart City, in which the added values resulting from digitisation are used in the interest of the Res Publica. A district that tackles climate change with innovative solutions in areas such as mobility, energy, material cycles and the buildings themselves, and that will enable us to master everyday life comfortably in the future, but with a much smaller footprint than today.

Above all, the robust master plan framework will provide a solid structure for step-by-step implementation over the coming years and decades. . The master plan should be sufficiently spatially defined to create strong spatial connections, but also flexible enough to accommodate unforeseen changes and intelligent new solutions along the way.

Client IBA Heidelberg
Program 100 ha transformation of former military site into a mixed-use urban quarter with housing, working, education, economy, science and commercial facilities for 10.000 inhabitants and 6.000 working spaces as ambitious response to urban development in the knowledge society
Time 2016 - present
Role Urban planning and Consultation
Participating parties PHV_Phase Null: MVRDV, ASTOC, CARLO RATTI Associati, Dreiseitl_Bohn, Metris; PHV Dynamic Masterplan: bogevischs buero, Initialdesign, Arup, Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, Frauenhofer Institut ISE, Urban Standards, Buro Happold Engineering, AIT