Handicapped Accessible Public Bathroom Facilities in Heidelberg Village2016.07.17

The new urban development project Bahnstadt in Heidelberg appeals through its innovative implementation of ecological and social goals to ensure a high standard of living for all residents.

The social intention involves integrating people with special needs. As a result, handicapped accessible living and commercial spaces have emerged in the new urban district of Bahnstadt and especially in Heidelberg Village. At the same time a public bathroom facility will be built on the ground floor of Heidelberg Village to meet the demands of people with special needs. The general contractor and project developer Freie Liegenschaftsverwaltung GmbH from the Frey Group thereby enables the integration and consideration of everyone’s needs.



The room is around 8 square meters with a completely handicapped accessible entrance, allowing for enough space for both a person in a wheelchair and an assistant. A fold-out lounge provides the possibility of changing clothes and a short respite. Simultaneously, it has enough grips along with a handicapped accessibly toilet and sink with a hand dryer too.

A second handicapped accessible public bathroom facility will be built in Bahnstadt Heidelberg and thereby adds to the list of places for a quiet moment in the district’s center. The idea is to provide public bathroom facilities every 50 to 100 meters.

Other cities in Baden-Württemberg support the “bathrooms for everyone” project from the Landesverband für Menschen mit Körper- und Mehrfachbehinderung Baden-Württemberg e.V. (State Association for People with Physical and Multiple Handicaps), which demands the construction of handicapped accessible bathrooms. The first handicapped accessible public bathroom facility that was completed through this effort celebrated its grand opening in Waldkirch on February 25, 2016. Further facilities are planned in Stuttgart and elsewhere.