e+KUBATOR wins Brownfield Award

The hip office building e+KUBATOR has won the Brownfield Award 2024. In the category “Best Brownfield: very sustainable”, the model project scored highly as a development environment for the energy and transportation transition. This is a great acknowledgement of the e+KUBATOR’s holistic sustainability concept and highlights its special nature in a nationwide comparison. The award ceremony took place on May 16 at the former RWE power plant site in Ibbenbühren in northern Germany. Carina Krieger and architect Robert Göhringer accepted the trophy and certificate on behalf of HEG.

In addition to the reactivation of the conversion area on the Heidelberg Innovation Park (hip) and the well thought-out sustainability concept, the community concept was also highlighted in the citation for the e+KUBATOR award: This is because the e+KUBATOR brings together technology and sustainability companies to work together on solutions for current and future challenges in the transportation and energy sectors. As a real laboratory and educational facility for the energy transition, the building has created a place to come together and work creatively. The hip also received the Brownfield Award in 2022. Out of 53 European applicants, hip took 3rd place in the “Best Expert Performance” category.

The Brownfield Awards are presented by the BrownField24 network – a service and network platform for contaminated sites, brownfields and revitalization projects. The term brownfields refers to brownfield sites. Their redevelopment and revitalization have a high sustainability value: contaminated sites are removed responsibly and green spaces are effectively protected from new sealing. These areas thus contribute to the land consumption target of “net zero by 2050”.

Further information about the e+KUBATOR can be found here.

Picture credits: BrownField24

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