Project Description

1st rank Cooperative planning procedure EnBW Area Stoeckach Stuttgart-East in cooperation with prof. Alex Wall, KIT and Charlottesville University of Virginia [2009] | Extended Feasibility Study 2010

AS FOUND – The development of a new neighbourhood on existing structures. The characteristics of a place, such as the integration of already existing connections, are the nucleus of social relationships and important components for the creation of living neighbourhoods. Against this background, the EnBW area offered many possibilities for the appropriation and further use of spatial structures. The pragmatic starting point for the new development of the area was the conversion of existing bunkers and underground storage areas into underground garages for the quarter. From this structure, which had already been created in the subsoil, it was possible to develop a diverse above-ground quarter with differentiated qualities. The combination of grown structures and the integration of new buildings generated a new independent identity, which is at the same time networked with the environment in many ways and thereby exerts impulses on the entire district. Places do not automatically develop a grown identity – it is a development over time.

Strengthening qualities, opening up possibilities In the follow-up to the competition, a series of alternative development scenarios based on project-specific building regulations has been developed in an extended urban development -typological and economic feasibility report which, on one hand, defines quality standards and, on the other hand, however, enables sufficient openness for future, not yet foreseeable factors and processes.

Gold DGNB Pilot Phase “New Urban Quarters” The project for EnBW was one of ten pilot projects for the DGNB certificate ” New construction of city quarters ” and achieved gold status in the pre-certificate project stage in 2010. It is characterised in particular by the reuse of existing structures and the associated savings of “grey energy”. At the same time, this concept leads to a high level of identity and integration in the neighbourhood at the sociological and urban development level through the continuation of the “history” that has been built.