The Dieter Schwarz Foundation has made significant strides at the Bildungscampus in Heilbronn: Whether for preschoolers, students, or experienced professionals in continuing education – education knows no age and no boundaries. The diversity of education and science at the Bildungscampus is unique and continues to grow.

The campus is being expanded on the site west of the existing Bildungscampus and southeast of the Zukunftspark Wohlgelegen. The new section Bildungscampus West will be built on up to 80,000 m² of land. The buildings as well as the land use will be designed in an urban planning competition.


We are creating a climate-friendly and urban campus, of an experimental nature, characterized by sustainability, diversity, start-up spirit, and future viability."

Professor Reinhold Geilsdörfer

In the two-stage competition process, the proposal from pesch partner architekten stadtplaner GmbH from Stuttgart, together with TOPOTEK 1 Landschaftsarchitekten mbH from Berlin, was chosen for their concept "Urban Science hub". With their ideas for integration into the surrounding area, such as the Neckar riverside, the opening towards the city to make commercial, retail, and gastronomy offers accessible to everyone, as well as the spacious green and open spaces, they won out.

Currently, the site is primarily used for commercial purposes, retail, and services. It is planned that MediaMarkt will relocate to a new and modern retail location, situated near the entrance to the site at the corner of Edison and Füger Streets. The main purpose of the new campus section is to strengthen the interaction and connectivity between campus life and urban space. New pathways will be created through the surrounding urban neighborhoods such as Neckarbogen, experimenta, and Neckarmeile to make the Bildungscampus even more accessible.

For more information, see the Dieter Schwarz Foundation's press release on the expansion of the Bildungscampus.

The Campus in Numbers

80.000 m²

of land will be built for the new Education Campus West. The area will connect the education campus with the adjacent city neighborhoods.

150.000 m²

of gross floor area is planned for the entire site.


is the start of construction for the first new buildings: a parking garage with around 400 parking spaces and the nine-story hip Tower.


years are planned until the completion of the West Education Campus.

In the future, the Bildungscampus will be further connected with the public, thus contributing to the interaction between campus life and urban space. The following are planned for the new construction phase:

  • Office spaces for the institutions on the Bildungscampus such as the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Technical University of Munich, the Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut, the Erzieherakademie and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  • Co-working spaces and floating labs
  • Lecture halls
  • Retail such as Media Markt, pop-up stores, and other retail markets
  • Restaurants, cafés and canteens
  • Fitness and health center
  • Event spaces
  • Outdoor areas such as playgrounds and learning spaces
  • Green spaces for learning, relaxing, and meeting
  • Residential spaces for student housing and boarding house


pesch partner architekten stadtplaner GmbH
Mörikestraße 1
70178 Stuttgart


Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten mbH
Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin



The 2-phase competition, consisting of architectural and urban design competition, with an initial 15 participants was launched.

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In December, the 1st competition phase was completed and the design selection was reduced to 5.

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In June the design of pesch partner architekten stadtplaner GmbH, together with TOPOTEK 1 mbH Landschaftsarchitekten, was chosen as the winner.

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Start of further competition processes for specific topics such as sustainability, digitalization and buildings.

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Groundbreaking for the parking garage with 400 parking spaces

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Start of construction preparations for the hip Tower.

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For press inquiries, please contact:

Julia Väth
Press and Public Relations Officer
Dieter Schwarz Foundation
Phone: 07132 30-7032
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