The Institute of Aviation, built in 1962-64 by Curt Siegel and Rudolf Wonneberg, underwent extensive redevelopment with the task of preserving the character of this exemplary building of Stuttgart’s late modernism and transferring it into the present. The building has been completely redeveloped in terms of technology and energy. Thanks to internal insulation, the original façade could be preserved. Glazed fixtures separate the corridors from the main hall in terms of fire protection without disturbing the transparency of the building. All new installations are subordinated to the clear tectonics of the existing building.
The institute consists of two buildings which stand at right angles to each other, the institute building and the experimental hall as well as a connecting bridge and an underground connecting passage. The institute building is a reinforced concrete skeleton building with a curtain wall exposed aggregate concrete façade. Here you will find offices, seminars, laboratories, a large and a small lecture hall and a library. The experimental hall is characterised by its characteristic external supporting structure made of steel and a Profilit façade. At this place there are master offices, workshops and changing rooms. The fire protection renovation was realised on ceilings, walls, supports, doors and individual façade components. A new escape staircase on the north side of the institute building allows escape from the first and second floors. The technical building equipment was completely renewed.