Project:

Campus Bochum

Year:

2019 -

Client:

City of Bochum

Location:

Bochum, Germany

Program:

Research and teaching, campus use, public use, residential, campus open spaces, mobility offers

Area:

ca. 325 ha

Commission:

Completion of 1st framework planning phase, application for further processing.

ARCHITECT:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG

Towards an urban campus

The Bochum Campus is of great importance for the «knowledge city of Bochum». The project is critical for a successful transformation of the former mining and industrial city and the Ruhr metropolis as a whole. Today, however, the area is characterized by institutional islands that are poorly networked with each other, each with individually limited development opportunities and no common identity. The infrastructure of the Universitätsstrasse and the capacity of the U35 underground line are reaching their limits, and the individual institutions are not addressed towards this main access route. The RUB campus is an architectural jewel but derelict and in need of renovation. Furthermore, the connection to Querenburg, the Uni Center and Mark 51°7 suffers from underinvestment and a lack of common open spaces and routes. The 325-hectare site needs large-scale comprehensive planning coordinated with very local interventions and upgrades. This combination of strategic planning and specific interventions poses great challenges to process, planning instruments, implementation and coordination of measures, as well as their communication – internally and externally.

The common urban campus will be the guiding principle of the 2040 development concept, from which urban planning, open space, traffic, functional and organizational measures will be derived to strengthen, position and prepare the site for the future. It focuses on the transformation, restoration and in parts reinterpretation of the existing building stock, as well as enriching and strengthening it with new interventions.

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Current phase: preliminary design

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Future Parking Facility with retail component
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Current phase: public vote

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Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Housing
Current phase: on hold

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Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

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Current phase: preliminary planning

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Current phase: preliminary planning

Urban Design

Salina Raurica / Salinenhofquartier, Pratteln, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

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Current state: design guidelines

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: design manual

Urban Space Development Concept for SBB Basel Station, 2018 –
Current state: public consultation

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Bell-Areal, Kriens, 2020 –
Current state: competition

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: study with recommendation for further development

Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 –
Current state: test planing

Klosterareal Pluggendorf, Münster, 2020 –
Current state: workshop + competition

ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Current state : ongoing (with Studio Vulkan)

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

Urban System Research

cividi gmbh – civic data intelligence, 2019 –
Digital tools for the analogue city
Current state: ongoing

The Industrious City – Book Publication, 2017 –
(Lars Müller Publishers)
Published in fall 2020

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
Current state: ongoing

Network strategy 2040 and
future public transport 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 43 243 6313F. +41 43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 603, 21 Sakaicho, Gojo-Takakurakado, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-819, Japan
T. +81 75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com