The ’Student Residence Base Camp’ project will provide a mix of shops, restaurants, a hotel and students’ apartments that will enliven the Kampstraße in Dortmund and enhance the ’Platz von Leeds’. It will create more residential accommodation in the inner city and improve the ’ Hohe Luft’ thoroughfare. The ground floor of the new 7-storey building will be used for restaurants, retail outlets, and a hotel and serve as the entrance/reception area of the students’ residence. The 6 upper floors will contain around 430 apartments grouped around 3 courtyards. Each room will have a private bathroom and will have either a small private kitchen or a communal kitchen shared by 8-12 units.
The 450 rooms of the Basecamp are arranged in a comb structure around three inner courtyards. The ground floor houses the lobby for student accommodation and the hotel, as well as retail and catering areas. The fully equipped student flats and hotel rooms are arranged from the 1st to 6th floors. A communal kitchen is available on the same floor for every 8 to 12 student rooms. Student rooms with integrated kitchenettes round off the accommodation on offer. There are 190 bicycle parking spaces in the basement and 33 parking spaces in an underground car park.
The stepped façade at the rear of the building creates a system of staggered terraces. The previously rather dark and narrow “Hohe Luft” alley will be better lit and more spacious. The Basecamp offers students and travellers a place to live, work, socialise and relax in a central location with good public transport connections.