Heidelberg Village

EFA Magazine: First Look – Heidelberg Village

2016.12.19

Heidelberg Village is part of a large sustainable development project in the new urban district, Bahnstadt, on the site of a former freight yard in Heidelberg, Germany. With 162 units, Heidelberg Village will accommodate people from all walks of life: from single households to disabled residents to seniors. Construction started in 2015 and is expected to be completed in spring 2017.

Residential units will range from one- to five-room apartments and many units are being built to accommodate residents who need nursing care or special needs, including handicapped-accessible bathrooms.

Architecture firm Frey Group (Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany) is also working together with outpatient care and domestic care services, which will have offices within the village.

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The Global Awards: Wolfgang Frey received an award in London

2016.11.14

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The Global awarded Frey Architekten for their ongoing project – “Heidelberg Village” as the Most Outstanding Passive House Design in the World in 2016 on 10th November in London.

The Global Awards have been created to celebrate and reward the best individual and company performances in the over-50s housing sector worldwide. The philosophy of the Awards panel is to recognize the best exemplar in the world. The Awards dinner and presentation was conducted at Conrad London St. James in Broadway, London, UK. The event was a formal presentation to the Global Award winners in the presence of nearly 80 experts who had come from all over the world including Australia and New Zealand.

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CNN: Building a green oasis in the heart of a city

2016.11.02

By Kieron Monks, CNN

(CNN) – The Bahnstadt campus in Heidelberg, south-west Germany, is one of the largest and most ambitious urban developments in Germany. Two billion euros have been invested in converting a freight train terminal into a cutting-edge eco community. The 116-hectare campus is entirely powered by renewable energy, which is regulated by smart metering. Every one of the 2,000 homes is a “passive house” that efficiently retains energy and does not need a heating system.

The Bahnstadt experiment is now going a step further with the arrival of Heidelberg Village from Frey Architects, a 162-apartment block covered with green facades and rooftop gardens, which opens in early 2017.
The development is expected to offer significant environmental benefits, but the architects have a more ambitious vision of sustainability.

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RTF Award 2016 for Heidelberg Village

2016.10.31

Heidelberg Village received the second place for the 2016 RTF Awards.

The RTF Awards the biggest award program for architects and designers in the world in the field of sustainability. Registrations were send from more than 84 countries. After the huge success of Re-thinking The Future Awards, RTF Sustainability Awards 2015, IATA, and RTF Sustainability Awards 2016 and now RTF in its fifth year, launching the Rethinking The Future Awards 2016. The RTF Awards 2016 are the absolute global architectural award event with 35 categories and 15 esteemed judges across the globe. Winners from previous Awards include Bjarke Ingels Group & DIALOG, Perkins Eastman, Page, RTKL, AHR, Sanjay Puri Architects, and more. With Professionals and Creative people around the world, It’s your chance to be distinguished around the best in the profession.

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E’ in Germania la casa passiva più grande del mondo

2016.10.27

Modello di architettura sostenibile, il progetto dello studio Frey Architekten si trova all’interno dell’Heidelberg Village, nel quartiere Bahnstadt di nuova costruzione nella città tedesca, dove è stato imposto per ogni edificio lo standard Passivhaus ed è all’avanguardia su scala mondiale per quanto riguarda l’attenzione all’efficienza energetica.

Il complesso è composto da diversi edifici con altezza che varia dai 5 agli 8 piani e comprende 162 unità abitative, la cui disposizione è studiata per farne una “comunità vivente” che incoraggi le interazioni sociali.

Uno dei tanti punti di forza del progetto – che si estende su oltre 6000 mq di spazio recuperato da un’area ferroviaria dismessa – è l’utilizzo della dimensione verticale in chiave di green building. Saranno presenti giardini verticali in aggiunta ad ampi tetti verdi, ma l’aspetto più interessante è legato alla sostenibilità energetica. Infatti le pareti esterne ospiteranno pannelli solari.

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World’s largest passive house settlement tops off in Germany

2016.10.12

The world’s largest passive house development just celebrated a topping out ceremony in a monumental step forward for sustainable architecture in Germany. Created by Frey Group, the energy-efficient Heidelberg Village is the epicenter of Bahnstadt, Heidelberg’s newest urban district where all buildings are designed to meet passive house standards. The new project is a “living community” emphasizing multigenerational living, access to green space, and a heterogenous neighborhood setup that encourages social interaction.

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Inspir’action News: Heidelberg Village

2016.09.22

Do you want to develop your children in a family environment, without giving up the advantages of the city? Are you a single parent who appreciates good infrastructure? Or do you need help or attach importance to maximum independence and flexibility? Well, the Heidelberg Village in south-west Germany will be your next home. Inspir’action News (English) >>

On dit de ce quartier allemand qu’il est le plus propre de la planète. La construction de son Heidelberg Village est en passe de conforter cette belle réputation. Ayant le double pouvoir de produire sa propre énergie et d’assainir l’air, il sera prêt fin 2017. Inspir’action News (Français) >>

Vorresti crescere i tuoi figli in un ambiente familiare, senza rinunciare ai vantaggi di vivere in città? Sei un genitore single che apprezza una buona situazione abitativa? O Hai bisogno di aiuto e attribuisci molta importanza alla massima autonomia e flessibilità? Inspir’action News (Italiano) >>

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Complejo de casas pasivas utiliza baja energía para climatización

2016.09.06

Internacional. Asentado en un pedazo de tierra más o menos del tamaño de un campo de fútbol en un antiguo patio de carga en Heidelberg, Alemania, un nuevo complejo de 162 apartamentos llamado Heidelberg Village hace parte del Distrito Bahnstadt, que será el más grande desarrollo de casa pasiva en el mundo. Para cumplir con el nivel exigente del estándar “Passivhaus”, los edificios sólo pueden utilizar una pequeña cantidad de energía para la calefacción y la refrigeración. Incluso con los fríos inviernos alemanes, el complejo nunca utilizará más de 15 kilovatios-hora de energía para la calefacción por metro cuadrado en un año; un edificio “normal” podría utilizar 100 a 300 kWh.

La escala de desarrollo actualmente lo hizo más fácil para ahorrar energía. “La razón es la relación de volumen a la superficie”, dice Wolfgang Frey, director de Frey Architekten, el estudio de arquitectura sostenible que diseñó el complejo. Los edificios: uno de cinco pisos de altura, y el otro que van de cinco a ocho pisos están cubiertos con paneles solares que producen energía en las fachadas, no sólo en el techo.

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Co.Exist Ideas: This Will Be The Largest “Passive House” Apartment Complex In The World

2016.09.01

The 162 apartments of Heidelberg Village all will use just a tiny fraction of the energy necessary to heat and cool “normal” houses.

Sitting on a piece of land roughly the size of a football field in a former freight yard in Heidelberg, Germany, a new 162-unit apartment complex called Heidelberg Village will soon be the largest passive house development in the world.

To meet the exacting “Passivhaus” standard, buildings can only use a tiny amount of energy for heating and cooling. Even with cold German winters, the complex will never use more than 15 kilowatt-hours of energy for heating per square meter in a year; a “normal” building might use 100 to 300 kWh.

The scale of the development actually made it easier to save energy. “The reason is the volume to surface ratio,” says Wolfgang Frey, head of Frey Architekten, the sustainable architecture firm that designed the complex. The buildings—one five stories high, and the other ranging from five to eight stories—are plastered with energy-producing solar panels on the facades, not just on the roof.

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