The city of offices of the future must be built in Bad Vilbel

grounddo business, do research and develop, create a life and recreation – in one place. Bad Vilbeler Quellenpark is creating a new type of office city. Town planners speak of the largest district of innovation in Europe, where 6,500 people live and work. These days, the development work of the big project has started. The Cesa group, based in Berlin, wants to invest around 800 million euros via a subsidiary. In about five years, according to the initiator of the project, the project developer Bad Homburg, Joerg-Peter Schultheis, everything should be ready.

Wolfram Ahlers

Wolfram Ahlers

Correspondent of Rhein-Main-Zeitung for Central Hesse and Wetterau.

The first step is to lay cables and build roads, which should be done by mid-2020. In early 2021, the first buildings must be elevated. In the current state – the building permit is still expected – investors can not yet start to market, According to Schultheis but there is a list of about 2000 interested parties. Among them are many startup companies, but also larger companies, especially in the technology sector.

Work, live, have fun

The neighborhood is expected to be around 90,000 square meters. It is located in the center of Quellen Park, between B 3, Main-Weser-Bahn and Homburger Straße. For buildings, a floor area of ​​more than 240,000 square meters is mentioned. It is therefore necessary to fill in a single piece a large fault in the huge development area of ​​Quellenpark, the north-western periphery. According to Mayor Thomas Stöhr (CDU), the city also hopes that the neighborhood will have a positive impact beyond Bad Vilbel and that the city will benefit from jobs and a wide range of offers. According to councilor Klaus Minkel (CDU), responsible for the project in charge of the municipality, the construction of Smart City, as described by the promoters and planners of the district, is also lucrative for the city. 40 million euros.

The goal is to create an intelligently networked neighborhood, for example, with data recovery from anywhere and at any time, that meets the demands of temporal and spatial flexibility in the world of work, they say. At the same time, it should give accents to settlement structures and combine work, life, leisure and recreation. Even the accents of urban planning should be defined. Thus, the set of seven differently designed and environmentally friendly buildings should not have corners, but oval and round shapes should dominate.