Konversion Sindelfinger Krankenhausareal – Sindelfingen Hospital Area Conversion

A forest town

Moving the location of the hospital will leave behind a large built structure in the Sindelfinger Wald forest. The local community and town council have decided to preserve the 1960s buildings and convert them into a diverse neighbourhood with an emphasis on housing. 

Because it is no longer feasible to continue to adapt the hospital buildings to modern standards, the hospital for Sindelfingen and Böblingen will move to the new Flugfeld site in 2025. This will leave behind a densely built complex on around eight hectares in an isolated area at the edge of the forest. At numerous information and consultation events, Sindelfingen municipal authorities together with IBA’27 succeeded in getting support from local residents for the idea of preserving the post-war Modernist buildings and filling them with new life. The plan is to create a diverse urban quarter in a rural setting that combines working, recreation, living and commerce on the repurposed hospital site. A feasibility study has already been carried out on the fundamentals for energy-saving renovation measures and extending the buildings while conserving resources. It also examined an ecological upgrade to the outdoor space and alternative mobility concepts to connect the quarter to the town centre. The next step was to hold an urban planning competition. The winning concept will use innovative approaches that appreciate the potential of the building stock and will transform it into a liveable urban quarter. 

Size8 ha
+space for approx. 3,000 residents
Project start2019; IBA’27 Project since 2020
TimelineSince 2018 Information and public consultation events
2019 Sindelfingen public consultation on IBA’27
2020 Beginning of collaboration with various universities in the form of semester projects and student competitions
2021 Feasibility study:
Steidle Architekten (Munich) with realgrün Landschaftsarchitekten (Munich) and Fichtner Water & Transportation (Stuttgart)
2023 Call for entries to urban planning competition
2027 Under construction
Project initiatorSindelfingen municipal authorities


Kevin Borsdorf
Amt für Stadtentwicklung und Geoinformation
Stadt Sindelfingen
Rathausplatz 1
71063 Sindelfingen

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