SPINELLI . Quarter

Developing the city while creating living space from a vision.

The future is here

SPINELLI is creating a lively and versatile urban quarter with a strong identity on 80 hectares of current conversion area.

The urban flair in the middle of greenery and the versatile recreational activities "on the promenade" or in the associated park exert a special charm. A wide range of housing, shopping facilities, educational institutions and sports clubs offer a wide variety of activities in the immediate vicinity. Direct access to the city centre and the surrounding districts make it a place that offers a sustainable and connected life for future residents. As a neighbourhood, residential area and park landscape, it meets the requirements of the future while being harmoniously integrated into the existing Käfertal and Feudenheim districts, thus supplementing, enriching and developing them as a living space.

Sustainably planned

SPINELLI was conceived and laid out as a green model quarter - right from the start. This already begins with the demolition material from the former barracks, which is crushed on site and used as recycling material for road construction. The environmentally friendly drainage concept, which is being implemented in the ongoing development, also provides for infiltration into so-called troughs, which are lively ground zones, instead of through the structures. SPINELLI is located directly on the future north-east green corridor, which will noticeably improve the air quality in Mannheim city center and the neighboring districts.

Fresh air corridors have also been created between the individual building sites on SPINELLI by breaking up the individual blocks. SPINELLI has a density of buildings in wood or wood hybrid construction, which is unique in Mannheim, the facades and roofs of which are additionally greened for a particularly good neighborhood climate.

Made to save energy

The most sustainable is the energy that is not used - and so the energy concept for SPINELLI begins with the high environmental and energetic standards of the resulting residential buildings. Overall, the electricity demand is to be met primarily from renewable energies, for example via the 4,000 m2 photovoltaic area that is being built on the gable roof of the U-Hall.

The future elementary school and the flat roofs of the district will also be used to generate electricity. The work on the energy concept is ongoing and has an ambitious goal: At the end of the development, SPINELLI will be a green, low-CO2 residential area.

Sustainably mobile

“Come and stay” is the motto of the residents at SPINELLI. Of course, you still have to go somewhere else in between - that's what the sustainable SPINELLI mobility concept is for.

Basically, the new quarter is designed as a low-car quarter, central quarter garages ensure traffic calming in the living area, the parking space key is reduced to 0.8. Alternative, sustainable forms of mobility are to play the main role at SPINELLI: electromobility and the bicycle, with which one can comfortably reach the city or Heidelberg via the adjacent cycle expressway. Local public transport is also being expanded, from which the neighboring districts will of course also benefit: the connection to the tram network has been decided, and the expansion of the bus lines will likely become a reality with the settlement of the area from spring 2023.

Community is greened

Out of the house and into the community - on SPINELLI the areas between the individual houses are laid out as open communal courtyards, as meeting places for residents and guests. Together with the large parking area on the BUGA site, SPINELLI offers space for shared experiences - but also retreats for those moments when you want to be completely with yourself.

Reside and live

A quarter of the short distances: for the future residents of SPINELLI and their neighbors, everyday items will be within walking distance. A local supplier with a full range and other shops are planned around Quartiersplatz, the future center, and along Völklinger Straße. In addition, the planning for the educational infrastructure is ongoing: The new SPINELLI primary school is being built on Dürkheimer Straße and planning for several daycare centers is in progress.

Construction log

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20. February 2019

The SPINELLI conversion has begun

The dismantling of the former SPINELLI Barracks in Mannheim began in February 2019 - the first visible sign on the way to the conversion of the SPINELLI site

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04. January 2021

Status SPINELLI: This is currently happening on the area.

It is half-time for the civil engineering work on the 1st construction phase on SPINELLI - of course without a half-time break. The development of SPINELLI is proceeding with undiminished speed and according to plan.

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21. December 2020

A new landmark

The area of ​​the Federal Garden Show will be available to the general public from 2024. The architectural qualification of the U-hall has just been decided .

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16. December 2020

Park and talk

Wherever a new quarter arises, where new neighborhoods grow, there are always new cars. A coherent parking concept is therefore also part of SPINELLI.

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02. December 2020

Status SPINELLI: This is currently happening on the area

Many excavators and even more people in neon yellow safety vests currently shape the image on SPINELLI. The development of the area is in full swing, classic civil engineering is approaching the home straight these days.

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19. November 2020

Now it is official: Development plan Anna-Sammet-Straße Süd decided

The municipal council of the city of Mannheim has created building rights: With a resolution of October 6th, the development plan "Anna-Sammet-Straße Süd" was brought to the statute - this clears the way for the first construction phase, which will be completed by the beginning of the BUGA 2023 and creates urgently needed living space.

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30. October 2020

First construction sites handed over

The first two construction sites for SPINELLI were handed over to the investor evohaus on October 29, 2020 after the dismantling work was completed.

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20. October 2020

Results of neighborhood square competition

The competition for the development of the new SPINELLI district took place, awarded by the MWSP. The jury came to a unanimous result.

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04. October 2020

Status of dismantling

Since the beginning of the year, the dismantling has been taking place on the former military site. The MWSP is responsible for the area in the east.

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28. September 2020

First purchase contracts with investors notarized

Less than 1,000 days until the opening of BUGA 23 - the schedule for the implementation of the 1st construction phase of the urban development is ambitious. Nevertheless, there was overall great interest in the realization of the first projects within the 1st construction phase.

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23. September 2020

BUGA 23: Hütten & Paläste plan the U-Hall

The design by the “Hütten & Paläste” office already clearly prevailed against four other submitted designs in the jury meeting on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

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07. August 2020

Dismantling the gabion wall

The development work has started according to the schedule.

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03. August 2020

Start development work for SPINELLI

Road closures and the construction of fences already show the development work for SPINELLI starts.

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30. July 2020

New home: Northeast green corridor

Species protection measure secures habitats for restrained birds

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27. July 2020

SPINELLI book published

With SPINELLI, MWSP publishes the fourth documentation with pictures by Horst Hamann of the Mannheim conversion.

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23. July 2020

opening of the exhibition SPURENSUCHE

It is a gigantic outdoor photo exhibition that spans all four conversion areas: SPURENSUCHE with pictures by Horst Hamann.

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09. June 2020

Architectural office for the construction of a new primary school has been determined

The building will be realized according to the plans of the architectural office "Bär, Stadelmann, Stöcker Architects and city planner Part-GmbB, Nuremberg with Jetter Landschaftsarchitekten, Stuttgart".

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14. May 2020

BUGA viewing tower in new brand look

Shining bright yellow and flew by bees: In the new brand look, the BUGA viewing tower on Aubuckel-Straße has been rising 6.60 meters in height since last week

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29. April 2020

Sales contract signed for SPINELLI

The city of Mannheim, the MWSP and the GBG - Mannheimer Wohnbaugesellschaft jointly open the next chapter of the conversion: In April the city and the two municipal companies signed the purchase contract for the federally owned part of the site of the former Spinelli Barracks with the Federal Agency for Real Estate ( BImA) signed.

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10. March 2020

BUGA 23 receives 20.2 million euros in funding

The Federal Garden Show 2023 and the opening up of SPINELLI as part of the Grünzug Nordost are important future projects for the city of Mannheim. The state of Baden-Württemberg has provided a special funding fund of EUR 20.2 million for this.

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17. February 2020

First local residents' tour of SPINELLI

While conversion is already well underway on the other three areas, the clock on SPINELLI, now the fourth area, has not yet started. Time is pressing: the first construction phase of SPINELLI is part of the National Garden Show 2023.

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24. January 2020

Refugees leave SPINELLI

The state of Baden-Württemberg closes the initial reception facility set up in October 2015 at the end of March 2020.

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17. January 2020

New construction of the primary school on the SPINELLI site

Two architectural offices from Mannheim and Nuremberg both receive first prize in the RPW planning competition for the new primary school on the Spinelli site.

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10. January 2020

New Year's reception of the City of Mannheim

The New Year's reception of the City of Mannheim unveiled much that is new in many ways. This was also true for MWSP, which used the well-attended event to present its new brand image for the urban development SPINELLI.

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07. January 2020

Dismantling of structures in SPINELLI North-East area

In January 2020, the preparatory measures for the dismantling of structures in the SPINELLI North East area will begin.

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Design SPINELLI

A bike shop, a wine bar, a jewelry factory - fill SPINELLI with life! Attractive commercial spaces offer space for your business idea. We are happy to put you in touch with investors with an offer of commercial space.

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