Ground Breaking Freiburg


International Campus celebrates ground breaking for new THE FIZZ student residence in central Freiburg

  • Con­s­truc­tion starts on apart­ment buil­ding with around 340 apart­ments
  • 350 bicy­cle stands, 77 par­king spaces in the building’s own under­ground car park and seve­ral com­mu­ni­ty are­as
  • Com­ple­ti­on and ope­ning sche­du­led for 2020

‍Tog­e­ther with some 60 guests from public admi­nis­tra­ti­on, sci­ence and poli­tics as well as from the neigh­bour­hood, Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus cele­bra­ted the ground brea­king for a new stu­dent resi­dence in Frei­burg last Fri­day. By 2020, around 340 ful­ly equip­ped apart­ments for stu­dents from all around the world are to be con­s­truc­ted in the Her­dern dis­trict of the city. The apart­ments will each be equip­ped with their own kit­chenet­te and a bath­room with a show­er. After com­ple­ti­on, the stu­dent resi­dence with a gross flo­or area of around 15,200 squa­re met­res will be ope­ra­ted under the brand “THE FIZZ”.

“THE FIZZ Frei­burg Mit­te” on the cor­ner of Habs­bur­ger Stras­se and Rhein­stras­se will con­sist of two sec­tions with six/seven storeys and will offer 350 bicy­cle stands, 77 par­king spaces in its own under­ground car park, a cen­tral ent­rance hall with a recep­ti­on, seve­ral com­mu­nal are­as such as a lounge and coo­king are­as, and a green inner cour­ty­ard. The gene­ral con­trac­tor is Schleith GmbH Bau­ge­sell­schaft from Über­lin­gen. Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus is the pro­ject deve­lo­per and will later ope­ra­te the pro­per­ty.

Horst Lie­der, foun­der and chair­man from Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus, says: “I am deligh­ted that many guests from the neigh­bou­ring area in par­ti­cu­lar accept­ed our invi­ta­ti­on to the ground brea­king. The pre­pa­ra­ti­ons have rea­ched an advan­ced stage and con­s­truc­tion work can now begin. We intend to open THE FIZZ Frei­burg in 2020. As befo­re, we will aim to keep the incon­ve­ni­ence for local resi­dents to a mini­mum.” Lie­der explains: “Demand for stu­dent

accom­mo­da­ti­on in Frei­burg is at a high level and will remain so for the fore­seeable future. For exam­p­le, the num­ber of inter­na­tio­nal stu­dents in this city in the Breis­gau regi­on is ste­adi­ly incre­asing. Every new stu­dent apart­ment thus helps ease the ten­se situa­ti­on on the stu­dent accom­mo­da­ti­on mar­ket in this uni­ver­si­ty city.”

In the 2017/2018 win­ter semes­ter, around 33,000 stu­dents from a wide varie­ty of count­ries were stu­dy­ing in Frei­burg. Around 5,000 stu­dents came from abroad and rough­ly 5,500 were in their first semes­ter. Around 1,400 of the­se stu­dents were inter­na­tio­nal fres­hers. Accor­ding to the stu­dent uni­on, the­re are a total of 4,844 places in halls of resi­dence in Frei­burg.

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