Heidelberg Village

Demography Convention of Germany 2015 – Award for Frey Architekten


Wolfgang Frey was awarded for the initiative called “Germany – Land of Long Life” by the Federal Ministry of Family, Seniors, Women and Youth and the Federal Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature, Construction and Reactor Safety at the Demography Congress 2015 for his sustainable concepts.

Architect Wolfgang Frey accepted the award for the initiative Germany – Land of Long Life for the project Heidelberg Village on 4th September 2015 at the Demography Convention in Berlin. The village is currently in the Heidelberg-Bahnstadt. The award recognized his contribution in the development and promotion of community living and a social architecture in which technical developments, integration and living together of different generations as well as collaboration of service and maintenance services at the living area seek to satisfy the dynamic requirements of a society consistently getting older.


Wolfgang Frey’s Speech in Bregenz


The term ‘demographic change’ is heard quite often these days in Germany. Elderly people wish to enjoy a high quality of life for as long as possible. People with disabilities would like to be involved in active life as much as possible. Citizens and politicians should be able to together help make these small dreams come true.

The Society for Health and Care in Bregenz sees this as one of its tasks. Connexia carries out numerous services in Vorarlberg with the aim to further improve and ensure the quality of support and care in Vorarlberg.

On the Society’s invitation, Mr. Frey delivered a speech on 10/1/2015 in Bregenz on the topic “Living Communities – Livable Living Spaces for the Young and Old.”


Study Project at EH Freiburg


Over two semesters (2014-2015), six students at the EH Freiburg conducted a total of 17 interviews with people including the residents of the house “pro scholare” to find out their opinions about the structural and social architecture at home, their contacts and the cultural sensibilities in district Rieselfeld, hurdles and experiences with this concept of living. In addition, they conducted interviews with experts that offers ambulant support for people with disabilities and is an important partner at the community. All findings of the project were published on July 7, 2015.