Interesting facts about Bahnstadt
Facts and figures
Bahnstadt is the world’s largest passive house settlement:
From apartments and laboratories to shops, daycare facilities and schools, even the fire station and cinema – everything is built in compliance with the climate-friendly passive house design.
All power and heat is supplied entirely from renewable energies.
One of the biggest urban development projects in Germany:
Covering 116 hectares in total, the district is almost as big as Hamburg’s HafenCity. Project term: 2008 to 2022
Location for science:
The Bahnstadt campus alone covers 22 hectares.
Revitalized brownfield site:
Bahnstadt is built on the site of a former freight and marshaling depot and on land formerly used by the US Army in the southwest of central Heidelberg.
Attractive residential location:
There are currently more than 3,800 people living in Bahnstadt (as of late 2017). The first residents moved in in June 2012.
District for young families:
The average age of Bahnstadt residents is 29. One in two Bahnstadt residents is under the age of 30. Nine out of ten residents are under the age of 45.
A baby is born every five days on average in Bahnstadt – the highest birth rate in Heidelberg. Five daycare centers are already operational, with at least four more to follow.
A place to live and work:
In future there will be 6,500 to 6,800 people living in Bahnstadt, and 5,000 to 6,000 people working there.
Around 2,300 apartments have already been built – with around 3,700 apartments planned in total.
District with excellent prospects for the future:
An estimated two billion euros is being invested in Bahnstadt.