Prime example of sustainable urban development

Ludwigshöhviertel in Darmstadt, Germany

As the economic centre of southern Hesse, Darmstadt is experiencing steady growth, whereby urban development must take place within existing settlement areas. In this context, the former barracks of the American armed forces offer ideal conditions. The new Ludwigshöhviertel district extends over 34 hectares and offers around 1,400 homes for 3,000 people of all ages and levels of income.

On behalf of bauverein AG, Julius Berger International is coordinating and planning the entire technical building facilities for six clusters, as well as some of the infrastructure construction measures. 38 units are being built to KfW Efficiency House Standard 40 on an area of around 73,000 m² gross floor area. The Ludwigshöhviertel is also part of the DELTA project of Technical University of Darmstadt: Selected buildings are being technically equipped as a real-life laboratory to demonstrate the economic feasibility and social acceptance of sustainable districts.

The energy concept designed by the experts for electrical engineering and heating systems includes a district heating supply and the use of photovoltaic systems on all roofs. The use of heat pumps, geothermal energy and photovoltaic thermal systems is being analysed for the buildings which are part of the DELTA project in collaboration with scientists from the Technical University. Furthermore, the planned energy supply for the outdoor facilities with the e-charging infrastructure will make a significant contribution to a pioneering mobility concept. Our experienced infrastructure specialists also attach great importance to the sustainability of their solutions by transferring precipitation to rainwater retention basins via cisterns, as on-site infiltration is not possible.

In a comprehensive project with diverse technical challenges, Julius Berger International ensures the punctual, cost-efficient and sustainable realisation of a pioneering construction project. Even in challenging phases with rapidly changing conditions, the client can always rely on flexible project management based on partnership.

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