Masterplan Im Neuenheimer Feld
Prospects for the campus
Heidelberg is an internationally successful science city. Im Neuenheimer Feld, in particular, is home to a large number of renowned research institutes and clinics. This concentration within a small area provides a platform for exchange and creativity and is a key success factor for science in Heidelberg. Im Neuenheimer Feld is more than just a campus for research, science and medicine, however. It also offers attractions to the wider public, including the zoo and the Tiergarten swimming pool. In addition, the Olympic training center is located there.
The problem is that the current situation does not permit the research institutes to continue growing. They urgently need a long-term perspective for expansion. The master plan process for Im Neuenheimer Feld – a joint initiative of the City of Heidelberg, Heidelberg University and the state ministries responsible for science, research, art and finance (represented by the Mannheim and Heidelberg offices of Baden-Württemberg state property management agency), with the involvement of local citizens, users and the institutions concerned – is intended to meet this need.
On July 25, 2017, the local council decided on the agreement to begin the joint planning process. The framework agreement was signed by representatives of the city, the university and the state on October 9, 2017. This was the starting point for the master plan process for Im Neuenheimer Feld.