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Der studentische Entwurf zeigt, wie das Gebäude LB auf dem Campus neu entwickelt werden könnte.

Climate-positive campus

Green city campus

The campus of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences is located in the middle of the city and at the same time in the countryside, to the west of the Palace Garden and on the edge of the Hardtwald forest. Five of the six faculties are located here on an approximately 10-hectare site. The inner-city campus buildings are all within easy walking or cycling distance. The Bruchsal branch campus is only a good 20 km away from the main Karlsruhe campus. Approximately 80,000 m² of gross building space is available to the approximately 8,000 students, more than 200 professors, over 600 academic and administrative staff, and around 400 lecturers.
The green open spaces with many trees are unique, inviting people to study, linger and get together under the blue sky typical of Karlsruhe on most days of the year. The tree population binds CO2 and improves the microclimate.

Campus Map of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

Our campus – real-world laboratory

Many disciplines are taught at our university that can be used to advance the development towards a sustainable university. All together, students, teachers and staff, we are on the way to an emission-free campus.

Masterplan 2030+

The master plan consists of three integral areas: Sustainable buildings and green open spaces – emission-free mobility –  strengthening the sense of community. This makes the campus climate-positive in two senses. On the one hand, in terms of reducing harmful emissions such as CO2, and on the other hand, as a high-quality place that contributes to the positive climate between the people on campus.

Our projects on the way to a climate-positive campus

Sustainable buildings and open space quality

The buildings to be constructed in the future are to be made of resource-saving materials and powered by renewable energies. The users will have comfortable rooms for work, self-study and meeting. The campus with its green spaces and shady trees offers exceptional open spaces for learning, lingering and celebrating, in the middle of nature.

Unser E-Auto i3 mit HKA Branding.

Emission-free mobility

Our climate-neutral vehicle fleet is being continuously expanded. HKA employees can already use bicycles and e-bikes for inner-city journeys and use e-vehicles for business trips. Both short distances and emission-free mobility services contribute to climate neutrality on campus. The use of electric vehicles is promoted by charging stations on campus.

Strengthening the sense of community

All measures are designed to activate the potential of the extraordinary location and, in addition to making people want to stay, to promote and strengthen personal interaction, deceleration and interdisciplinary communication. Our numerous events also characterise the campus as a place of encounter, exchange, and participation.