IN-Campus, the Audi Technology Park of the Future signals the desire of Audi and the German city of Ingolstadt to prepare themselves for the digital future and the mobility realities of tomorrow.
Um die Altlasten des Grundstücks zu beheben, kommen innovative Methoden der Bodensanierung zum Einsatz – ein bislang einzigartiges Umwe. They are developing a modern industrial technology park on the site of a former oil refinery in the east of Ingolstadt. A number of innovative soil-decontamination methods will be employed in order to remediate the site – the first environmental project of its kind to be undertaken in Bavaria. The laying of the foundation stone on May 13, 2019 was an occasion for the project participants and Bavaria’s Minister President Dr. Markus Söder to celebrate the project’s first milestone. Drees & Sommer is providing project management, green building consultancy and technical project management support for the campus development.
High-Tech and Creativity on Former Industrial Wasteland
The abbreviation IN denotes innovation. The innovative ideas pursued by IN-Campus GmbH (a joint venture between Audi AG and the city of Ingolstadt) include the provision of high-quality jobs in modern buildings with food and beverage offers and a connection to nature. The 75-hectare site is to be occupied by Audi employees, partner companies, project teams and start-ups. Not only does the former refinery site provide an enormous amount of space, it also comes with a highly beneficial connection to Audi headquarters and direct highway access. The site will facilitate future work on and research into the development of autonomous driving.
Naturschutz und Technologie: IN-Campus als Leuchtturm unter den Sanierungsprojekten
The foundation stone for the entire project was officially laid on May 13, 2019 by Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder, Mayor of the City of Ingolstadt Dr. Christian Lösel, Audi AG Member of the Management Board for Production and Logistics, and the joint Managing Directors of IN-Campus GmbH. Not only will the innovative technologies of the future play their part in the development of the IN-Campus, so too will the vision of a zero-energy campus. Energy-efficient buildings, high levels of on-site energy production, renewable-energy and waste-heat utilization, energy storage and intelligent control systems will all contribute to the realization of this vision. In fall 2018 building work for the first of three construction phases of the campus started on an uncontaminated zone in the north-west of the site. However, before construction work can begin on the site as a whole, contamination left behind by the former oil refinery site will have to be remediated and soil decontaminated between now and 2022. The elaborate remediation project on the IN-Campus site is one of the largest in Germany and the first environmental project of its kind to be undertaken in Bavaria.