New full urban planning concept for an area of Kiel University's campus signed

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Photo/Copyright: GMSHCaption: View of the Anger from Olof-Palme-Damm

The area of Kiel University (CAU) known as the Anger, which is between Olshausenstraße and Westring, will be receiving a new, full, urban planning concept which other new buildings will align themselves with in future. A declaration of intent has been produced, the “Anger Framework Plan”, within a two-stage cooperative planning procedure. This was officially signed today (Monday 9 October) by the responsible decision makers from science, politics and administration. The reason behind the new development is the critical condition of the original six Anger buildings. It would be too expensive to restore them, so they will have to be demolished over the next few years. The urban planning of the campus area around the CAU’s Audimax aims to follow a long-term and holistic concept with the “Anger Framework Plan” and, in doing so, maintain a higher quality of urban building. The plan specifies potential spaces and limits, within which structural and university development can and should take place.

“We have the unique, almost historical chance, to reposition an area in the heart of the university and the City of Kiel. The Anger will speak its own urban language, which corresponds to the significant area of the new forum from the 1960s. Thanks to the great commitment by all those involved, we will create a place for research and teaching with the highest quality of urban buildings and its own identity. This is fantastic!” says Frank Eisoldt, Managing Director of Gebäudemanagement Schleswig-Holstein AöR (GMSH), who has been commissioned by the state to implement the construction of the Framework Plan.

Claudia Ricarda Meyer, Chancellor of Kiel University, welcomed the extraordinarily constructive cooperation between all involved for the development of the campus: “The Anger grounds are at the core of our university campus. Our task for the coming decades will be to design this core in a way that is full of life, open and closely aligned with the needs of research, teaching and knowledge transfer. We are on the right path towards achieving this with the Framework Plan, which we have concluded together with the city, the state and historical monument preservation. We hope that exactly the same kind of cooperation is possible for the Bremerskamp area of campus.”

“The urban Anger Framework Plan is a successful contribution to the future of Kiel as a university location, which strives towards achieving the sustainable development of Kiel University’s campus districts,” says the State Secretary for Science, Dr Oliver Grundei. “The goal is to create an integrated campus which offers ideal working conditions for science as well as opportunities for development.”

“The pending building changes in the core area of Kiel University are an extraordinary opportunity for developing the campus. The winning design enables future building requirements to be implemented economically and gradually, within the state’s financial framework conditions. The Framework Plan also gives all involved planning security in the further development of this significant core area of the CAU and the surrounding urban area,” says Secretary of State for Finance, Dr Silke Schneider.

“The planned demolition of the six institute buildings on the Anger and the planned new construction and compaction should upgrade the central campus and make it better equipped. At the same time, the historically protected lecture hall buildings remaining on the Anger can be maintained and meaningfully integrated into the area, plus the Anger’s character as a high-quality green space can be essentially maintained. We hope that the historically protected existing buildings in the New Forum will receive adequate attention as part of implementing the urban plans, in order to produce a high-quality and lively mixture of old and new on campus,” says Nils Meyer, the region’s consultant in the state office for historical monument preservation.

The joint signatures could make approval procedures easier in future, because the responsible departments and offices have developed the “Anger Framework Plan” together: GMSH, the CAU (Facility Management, professors, students and the technical department/administration), the Ministry of Science, the Ministry of Finance, the City of Kiel (Department of Building Regulations, Measurement and Geoinformation, Monument Protection Authority, Urban Green Space Planning Office, City Planning Department, Civil Engineering Office) and the state office for historical monument preservation.

The participants at the first workshop determined the basics for reorganising the Anger. Within this framework, five planning offices for urban development, architecture and landscape planning developed ideas for the Anger, which the participants and the planning offices discussed and further developed together in a second workshop, using sketches and models. They recommended the basic urban concept by Ferdinand Heide from Frankfurt to form the basis for further work. The workshops were accompanied by external host, Dr Volker Zahn from Lübeck.

About GMSH
As the central service provider to the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Gebäudemanagement Schleswig-Holstein AöR (GMSH) takes responsibility for state construction projects on behalf of the state and federal government. It operates real estate used by the state, and procures materials and services for the state authorities. The annual order volume is approximately € 300 million. GMSH was founded on 1 July 1999 with the goal of reducing the burden on the state budget by consolidating requirements. In addition to its headquarters in Kiel, GMSH has twelve offices throughout the state. With 1,300 employees, GMSH is one of the biggest corporations in Schleswig-Holstein. More information can be found online here: www.gmsh.de

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