History

In the 19th and 20th centuries, new land was built up in Darmstadt's current Weststadt for the purpose of commercial and industrial use, which today covers an area of about eight square kilometers. The Bosch GmbH company operated a camera factory on part of this area until the 1980s.

Apartments and
prestigious
companies

After production had ceased, an agreement with the city of Darmstadt resulted in the creation of a new quarter which, due to its central location and proximity to the main train station, was to realize living and working at the same time. The aim was to turn the former Bosch site into a location that would stand out for its supra-regional significance and enable new jobs to be created. The result of this agreement is a modern area in which well-known companies have settled not far from numerous apartments, such as the ESA with its European Space Operations Centre. The Technology and Innovation Center Darmstadt was finally created in the former administration building of the Bosch GmbH company.
The TIZ has functioned as an office building since 1999 and offers companies and young enterprises optimal conditions for a promising future through its services and networking opportunities. The owner of the TIZ, which once belonged to the Technical University of Darmstadt, is the Giersch Foundation (a non-profit organisation) in Frankfurt am Main of Senator E.h. Professor Carlo Giersch and his wife, Senator E.H. Karin Giersch. A cooperation with the TU Darmstadt still continues.

Office buildings

Sources

Herbig, Bärbel: Weststadt, in: Stadtlexion Darmstadt (https://www. darmstadt-stadtlexikon.de/w/weststadt.html, aufgerufen am 21.03.2019).

Herbig, Bärbel: Weststadt, in: Stadtlexion Darmstadt (https://www. darmstadt-stadtlexikon.de/w/weststadt.html, aufgerufen am 21.03.2019).

Stiftung Giersch: TIZ Darmstadt (http://www.stiftung-giersch.de/#/TIZ_ Darmstadt, aufgerufen am 21.03.2019).
Herbig, Bärbel: Weststadt, in: Stadtlexion Darmstadt (https://www. darmstadt-stadtlexikon.de/w/weststadt.html, aufgerufen am 21.03.2019).

Herbig, Bärbel: Weststadt, in: Stadtlexion Darmstadt (https://www. darmstadt-stadtlexikon.de/w/weststadt.html, aufgerufen am 21.03.2019).

Stiftung Giersch: TIZ Darmstadt (http://www.stiftung-giersch.de/#/TIZ_ Darmstadt, aufgerufen am 21.03.2019).