Important step towards realization of the approx. 16,000-square-meter project:
The nationwide project developer GIEAG Immobilien AG (GIEAG), together with White Arkitekter AB, is redesigning the former textile factory Heinzelmann in Reutlingen into a sustainable, mixed-use area with 87 apartments, retail, gastronomy, studios, office and co-working spaces. Another important step forward in the realization of this project can be reported: The building application for the site, which is part of the IBA’27 network, was submitted on October 31 – after intensive consultations with the city and the Reutlingen municipal council. In addition, the open space planning has now also been completed and presented to the design advisory board with very positive feedback.
“We are delighted that a completely new, lively urban quarter with a wide variety of uses will soon be created on the old Heinzelmann site in Reutlingen,” says Thomas Männel, Managing Director of the project company, adding, “With the submission of the building application, realization is now a big step closer.” As a project developer, GIEAG attaches great importance to the fact that the property and the range of uses offered therein set trends in inner-city neighborhood development: “In Reutlingen, historic preservation, timber construction, the embedding of gastronomy and retail space as well as the integration of an old villa on the adjacent property have been implemented in an exemplary manner,” says Männel. The Heinzelmann site in Reutlingen, which is planned as a sustainable, car-free quarter, comprises around 16,000 square meters of gross floor area, of which around 4,000 square meters are new.