PHV_Phase Null

Heidelberg , Germany
vision of development
view over the villas
KCAP Architects&Planners
2016 - present
IBA Heidelberg
Transformation of a 100 ha former military site into a knowlegde
Urban planer
Participating parties
Metris, MVRDV, ASTOC, CRA, Dreiseitl_Bohn

Transformation of former military site into 'Knowledge city of the future'.PHV is the largest conversion area in Heidelberg, set to become a model for the ‚knowledge city of tomorrow‘. 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 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.

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