Campus Bochum


2019 -


City of Bochum


Bochum, Germany


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


ca. 325 ha


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


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.



Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: framework plan

Haus Myrte, Wädenswil, 2022 –
Current phase: tender

House Renovation, Geneva, 2021 –
Current phase: ongoing

Airport Engadin, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: tender, 2020 –
Current phase: Project phases design to operation

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

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: execution planning

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: construction project

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: tender

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Transformation Project from the former industrial estate to the mixed-use development with housing
Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Current phase: on hold

Urban Design

Bahnhof Romanshorn, 2022 –
Current state: study (with Sudio Vulkan)

Kaserne Aarau, 2022 –
Current state: urban framework

Areale Wittenbach, 2022 –
Current state: urban design commission

Stiftungsareal Neumünster, 2022 –
Current state: study

Kieler Schloss, 2022 –
Current state: Public think tank on usage and architecture

Campus Heidelberg, 2021 –
Current state: Masterplan process, in-depth studies

Otterbach Süd, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: project support

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Areal Neugasse Zürich, 2016 –
Current state: completion of master plan, public consultation

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: project support

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: project support

Urban System Research

Metaverse, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

Entwicklungskonzept Würzenbach, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

ESP Hochdorf, 2021 –
Current state: spatial-urban as well as use- and circular-based development concept

Deep Urbanism, 2021 –
Current state: ongoing

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


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