Ibena Green Campus

Industriestraße, Bocholt, Germany

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Ibena Green Campus

Investor competition, 2018 - First prize


  • Transformation of previous industrial area in residential, office and cultural area
  • Multi-generational living with assisted living and day care
  • Accessibility according to DIN 18040 II
  • Creation of public spaces along private green areas
  • Industrial roofscape is getting reinterpreted as a stylistic device that creates identity
  • The historical dust tower becomes a central meeting place
  • Prize winner of a competition


  • Car-free district with additional services offered by e-cars, car sharing and e-bike charging stations
  • Use of existing infrastructures
  • Transformation of an infrastructure area into an urban area: brownfield to greenfield
  • Roof greening for air humidification and CO2 neutralization: creating a microclimate
  • Preservation of the old tree population and planting of new trees
  • Renaturation of the Bocholter Aa


  • Efficient use of the area
  • Efficient rainwater management over a large proportion of unsealed area
  • Flexible and future-oriented layouts


23.600 m²

Design team

Marc Böhnke, Mario Reale, Stephan Hugen, Yasmin Jarjour, Francesca Sergenti


bloomimages Berlin GmbH (visualization)


The district development Ibena Green Campus emerges as the winner of an investor competition of the city Bocholt. The fallow industrial area with former production halls of the textile company Ibena will be revitalized again. On the site, planned for creative and cultural uses, a new urban quarter with around 200 residential units, divided into multi-family residential buildings, assisted living, publicly subsidized, rent-reduced housing and a day care facility, will get built. Furthermore, there are areas for a kindergarten, shops, restaurants and a car park. Where today old production halls and a former spinning mill show the past textile industry, people will soon live and work, spend their leisure time and experience culture. The history of the former Westphalian textile industry will be emphasized by the design features and old buildings, such as the dust tower and the shed halls. The area between the city centre and the Bocholter Aasee is divided into four building plots from 2,800 to 4,700 m². The character of the district is the result of an architectural language that is integrated into an environment that has been strongly influenced by industry for over a hundred years. The newly created area connects historical identity with a modern and sustainable campus. The final component of the sustainable concept of Ibena Green Campus is the future-oriented planning as a car-free quarter.

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