Since 2013, we have been working as a volunteer project group to create affordable, self-managed and ecologically
sound housing for over 250 people on the conversion site "US Hospital" in Heidelberg.
This includes a new four-story wooden building, which, building on the basic idea of the "Collegium Academicum" (CA)
dormitory that existed in Heidelberg's old town until the 1970s, will provide affordable and self-determined living
for 176 students, trainees, and doctoral candidates, as well as making democracy tangible and promoting cultural and
social exchange in an educational context.
The first residents of the new wooden building are scheduled to move in in December 2022.
In addition, starting in winter 2023, approximately 50 young people will live in community in an adjacent old building as part of an orientation year. In addition, eight apartments will create further living space in this building, six of which will be rent-controlled social housing. The two large buildings will be complemented by a former gatehouse, which will house a self-managed café that will be open as a meeting place for the residents and the district.
With innovative wooden construction and creative conversion, a new living space is being built on land previously used by the military. The project is called Collegium Academicum and it will provide not only affordable accommodation for over 200 young people but also give room for creative ideas and lively exchange. More...
Sustainable thinking right from the start! Resource-aware solutions are at the center of both structural design of the house and future building operations. In community life, the keyword to our sustainability concept is sufficiency. It means to be able to focus on things and objects that really matter in life and to find ways to treat the environment in a responsible manner. More...