Affordable living and studying close to campus. This is made possible by 107 new dormitory places at Reutlingen University.
Reutlingen. The Studierendenwerk’s new building at Pestalozzistr. 67 is ready for occupancy just in time for the start of the 2023 summer semester – 107 students have been able to move into their new homes since March 1.
“The housing situation for students remains tight even after the end of the Corona Pandemic,” explains Oliver Schill, Managing Director of Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim. “We are therefore pleased to be able to significantly expand the offer at the Reutlingen campus with 107 additional dormitory places.”
The newly constructed building houses 69 single apartments and another 36 places in 6-person shared apartments. Here, the rent is expected to be 345 euros for a shared room and 374 euros warm rent for a single apartment. On the first floor, two additional single apartments have been designed as barrier-free living options.
The single apartments are comparatively spacious at 16.5 m² and are equipped with a small kitchenette and their own sanitary facilities (shower, washbasin, WC). The shared living areas have approx. 15m² single rooms as well as a large communal kitchen and two sanitary cells. All rooms are furnished and equipped with media connections. The interiors are designed entirely in white to give the residents maximum freedom in the individual design of their home.
The 3115 square feet of usable space includes covered outdoor bicycle parking as well as 55 secure indoor parking spaces. All residents can also use the building’s own drying and laundry room.
In planning the building, the architects responsible, Hank+Hirth from Eningen unter Achalm, placed great emphasis on sustainability and exploited synergy effects. The four-story L-building is located in the immediate vicinity of the residential complex already completed in 2015/2016. This means that the new residents can share the common rooms in the neighboring buildings. The residential building is also designed as a KfW Efficiency House 40 and is connected to the district heating network of the city of Reutlingen. A high-performance photovoltaic system with a maximum output of around 28 KWp was installed on the roof.
The Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim invested around 8.5 million euros in the new building. The state of Baden-Württemberg provided a subsidy of about 856,000 euros – about 8,000 euros per newly created dormitory place. This means that a total of 399 dormitory places are now available in Reutlingen.