A former US military village in Heidelberg, Germany will soon get a makeover.
Following World War II in 1947, Patrick Henry Village was founded as a military base with housing, schools, shops, a library, medical clinics, and restaurants. In 2013, the US Army abandoned the area, but it hasn’t been completely deserted. In 2015, a small portion of Patrick Henry Village was converted into a temporary shelter for refugees from North Africa and the Middle East.
Within the next decade, it will get an even bigger overhaul.
Carlo Ratti, the director of MIT’s Senseable City Lab and founding partner of Carlo Ratti Associati, tells Business Insider that the city of Heidelberg has approved the proposal.
Currently, the team is designing the 240-acre site, and construction will be complete within the next five to 10 years.
Check out the plans below.