Discover a new way to Live,
Work, Play and Learn
Trendsetting Urban Development
Quantum Gardens is a Live-Work-Play quantum and AI technology centric community developed by the OZEAN Group. When complete Quantum Gardens will encompass more than 140k mt2 of state of the art residential, office and retail space in the municipality of Ehningen within the state of Baden Württemberg and adjacent to IBM’s new German Headquarters and Europe’s first commercial and integrated quantum computer system.
With one of the world’s most innovative technology companies as a neighbor, and Europe’s fastest computer on the doorstep, this campus is a step forward into a quantum-led future.
Pioneering urban development
Experts from the Fraunhofer IAO who specialize in the development of modern urban systems have created a strategic vision, requirements and scientific support for an international urban planning competition to design the high-level concept for Quantum Gardens. Results of this competition are expected in early spring 2023.
Quantum Gardens will be developed under innovative urban planning standards to create a high-quality, sustainable, future-oriented, open, and climate-friendly quarter. Focus will be put on developing a community for Live-Work-Play with new concepts for mobility, sustainability, infrastructure, and seamlessly combining urban, ecological and architectural concepts into a welcoming and accessible environment. Special attention will be paid to meeting the needs of the local community in Ehningen, streamlining connectivity and access between Quantum Gardens and the Ehningen town center.
Location and market analysis
Vision development by Fraunhofer IAO
Presentation of the guiding vision and approval in public municipal council meeting. Path cleared for international urban design competition.
Appointment of Reschl Stadtentwicklung as external urban design competition supervisor
Presentation of the specification book and approval in public municipal council meeting
Development of Q.AX starts
Announcement of the international urban design competition Quantum Gardens Ehningen
Colloquium on the urban design competition for participating offices
Q.AX wins third place in the “Creative Spaces Award of the Stuttgart region“
Judging session of the urban design competition
Opening of Q.AX
Development plan procedure
Explore the potential of
AI and Quantum Computing
Q.AX – Quantum & AI Experience Center
The Q.AX or Quantum & AI Experience Center is the first of many milestones for the Quantum Gardens project. OZEAN Group, with the help of Fraunhofer IAO, has designed the Q.AX to serve as an entry point for industry and the public into the groundbreaking novel technology of Quantum Computing.
Hands-on interactive demonstrators and games will make the fundamentals of quantum computing accessible to the public. From laser experiments, explaining superposition and entanglement to (NV) nitrogen vacancy center and quantum software applications – Q.AX sheds light on what impacts Quantum Computing will have on our lives including in various industries such as logistics, manufacturing, engineering and communications.
Visitors to the Q.AX will gain a comprehensive insight into the current state-of-the-art, and the Quantum technology ecosystem in Baden Württemberg. Other features of the Q.AX include an auditorium for conferences, meeting rooms and co-working spaces.
Q.AX will also serve as a central meeting place for our Quantum Ecosystem partners at IBM, Fraunhofer IAO, Baden Württemberg, the municipality of Ehningen and many leading companies and universities.
Q.AX is a place where you can experience quantum technologies through gamification and conduct your own research without any prior knowledge. Together we will build the future. Get Quantum!
Visit our interactive map and find out what awaits you at Q.AX!
Quantum Gardens – announcing winner concept
The Ozean Group announces the winner of the Quantum Gardens urban design competition and the launch of the Q.AX – Quantum and AI Experience Center.
Q.AX Wins Competition
Q.AX places third in the competition
“Creative Space Region Stuttgart”
Our project in collaboration with Fraunhofer IAO – the Quantum AI Experience Innovation Center (Q.AX) in Ehningen – has been awarded the third place together with the Strabag Real Estate GmbH Innovation Center and Ed. Züblin AG. The Q.AX has been recognized for its efforts in establishing future technologies in the region.
The competition “Creative Space Region Stuttgart” by the Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH and International Building Exhibition 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart, awards sustainable and innovative concepts for creative work.
Q.AX will provide a platform for exchange, networking and learning dedicated to Innovation Technologies of Artificial intelligence. The Innovation Center is the first building block of the forthcoming Living-Tech Campus Quantum Gardens Ehningen.
Here is an official press release.
New Owner of IBM-Site
Ozean Group becomes new owner
of the IBM site in Ehningen
We are delighted that our own Ozean Group has been the new owner of the current IBM site in Ehningen since September 2021. On our behalf, Fraunhofer IAO has developed a scientifically supported vision that focuses particularly on the issue of urban development of a Living-Tech Campus of the near future.
Based on a location and market analysis as well as the vision of Fraunhofer IAO, an urban area is to be created on the approx. 9 ha large area. The new Life-Tech Campus will have a mixed use of commercial and residential properties.
With our new project, we can also make a major contribution to the municipal development concept “Ehningen 2035”, which, among other things, provides for the securing of business development and the creation of residential space.
In the next steps, the tendering documents will be prepared based on the guidelines of the vision of Fraunhofer IAO for the urban planning competition. The competition, among other things, should show solutions for the urban design or the important later connection to the centre of Ehningen. The planned start of the competition is scheduled for September 2022. We expect the first results in the spring of 2023. The winning design should then serve as the basis for a new development plan.
Vision of Fraunhofer IAO
This presentation provides an insight into the Fraunhofer IAO’s vision for the IBM site in Ehningen.
Project Presentation at Fraunhofer IAO
Morgenstadt: Future District Alliance
Today at the “Morgenstadt: Future District Alliance” event of the @fraunhofer.iao in the Werksviertel-Mitte Munich, our project “Quantum Gardens Ehningen” was presented alongside a number of excellent projects.
The focus of the event was on developments and trends in climate-friendly and future-oriented real estate and urban development. Of course, our project had to be included!