Construction start of 337 student appartments in Ludwigshafen

  • Civil engi­nee­ring works have alre­a­dy begun.
  • The stu­dent resi­dence with a day nur­sery on the ground flo­or is part of the con­ver­si­on of the for­mer Hal­berg site into a mixed urban quar­ter.
  • A modern, traf­fic-cal­med area is being built in the Rhi­ne area with flats, stu­dent flats, com­mer­cial space and a day-nur­sery cent­re.
  • The Uni­ver­si­ty of Mann­heim, Lud­wigs­ha­fen Uni­ver­si­ty of Appli­ed Sci­en­ces and seve­ral voca­tio­nal schools are loca­ted in imme­dia­te pro­xi­mi­ty.

Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus (IC), a lea­ding play­er in the Euro­pean stu­dent housing mar­ket, has com­men­ced con­s­truc­tion of a stu­dent resi­dence buil­ding of its THE FIZZ brand as part of the new Lud­wigs-Quar­tier in Lud­wigs­ha­fen. In total, the Lud­wigs-Quar­tier will com­pri­se around 77,400 squa­re met­res of gross flo­or area. The stu­dent resi­dence will be deve­lo­ped by Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus’ deve­lo­p­ment team and will have 337 flats as well as about 135 car and 380 bicy­cle par­king spaces. In addi­ti­on, THE FIZZ will offer spa­cious com­mu­nal are­as such as a gam­ing area, stu­dy rooms, com­mu­nal kit­chens and a roof ter­race with a view of the banks of the Rhi­ne. The stu­dent resi­dence buil­ding on the cor­ner of Hal­berg­stra­ße and Rhein­al­lee with around 14,000 squa­re met­res of gross flo­or area will be LEED cer­ti­fied (Gold). Ope­ning is sche­du­led for sum­mer semes­ter 2025.

“The con­s­truc­tion work on the new THE FIZZ stu­dent resi­dence in Lud­wigs­ha­fen has star­ted with the civil engi­nee­ring as plan­ned. Curr­ent­ly, we expect to open our house in the first quar­ter of 2025. Each addi­tio­nal flat will add nee­ded sup­p­ly to the tight local housing mar­ket,” says Micha­el Stapf, Chief Invest­ment Offi­cer of Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus. “The Lud­wigs-Quar­tier also has a model cha­rac­ter – it illus­tra­tes what holi­sti­cal­ly con­cei­ved urban dis­tricts can look like today. In our spe­ci­fic case, the city of Lud­wigs­ha­fen shows that even lar­ger pro­jects can be plan­ned and star­ted quick­ly when muni­ci­pa­li­ties, pro­ject deve­lo­pers and part­ners work clo­se­ly tog­e­ther.”

Copy­right: dii, Copy­right Hea­der: Ste­fan Fors­ter

“Urban quar­ters are now an inte­gral part of sus­tainable urban deve­lo­p­ment. They com­bi­ne uses that are in demand, inter­link func­tions, enable short distances, and crea­te qua­li­ty of life and living. Stu­dent flats are a useful com­ple­men­ta­ry ele­ment here, from which muni­ci­pa­li­ties bene­fit to a par­ti­cu­lar­ly high degree,” adds Micha­el Stump, Chief Ope­ra­ting Offi­cer of Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus. “Stu­dents streng­then future via­bi­li­ty, lower the age avera­ge, bring fresh­ness and a zest for action to the regi­on — and are in high demand on the job mar­ket after gra­dua­ti­on.”

The sus­taina­bi­li­ty con­cept of THE FIZZ stu­dent resi­dence includes exten­si­ve roof gree­ning to redu­ce the so-cal­led heat island effect, ther­mal insu­la­ti­on of the buil­ding made of mine­ral wool, the use of cer­ti­fied buil­ding mate­ri­als, water-saving fit­tings to redu­ce water con­sump­ti­on and drought-resistant plan­ting in the out­door area.

Loca­ted in the sou­thern part of Lud­wigs­ha­fen bet­ween the Rhi­ne and the city cent­re, THE FIZZ is opti­mal­ly con­nec­ted to the regio­nal and sub­ur­ban rail­way net­work by the near­by Lud­wigs­ha­fen-Mit­te sta­ti­on. Lud­wigs­ha­fen city cent­re can be rea­ched in just a few minu­tes. The Rhi­ne pro­me­na­de and the city park are only a few minu­tes’ walk away. The Uni­ver­si­ty of Mann­heim can be rea­ched quick­ly by tram, on foot or by bicy­cle via the near­by Kon­rad Ade­nau­er Bridge.

Lud­wigs­ha­fen has around 170,000 inha­bi­tants and is the second lar­gest city in Rhi­ne­land-Pala­ti­na­te. Mann­heim is the cent­re of the eco­no­mic­al­ly strong Rhi­ne-Neckar metro­po­li­tan regi­on and, with around 310,000 inha­bi­tants, the second lar­gest city in Baden-Würt­tem­berg. More than 32,500 stu­dents are enrol­led in both cities (as of Octo­ber 2022). The­re are curr­ent­ly around 4,100 places in halls of resi­dence run by public and pri­va­te pro­vi­ders. The remai­ning stu­dents are thus crow­ding the free housing mar­ket.

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