Inner-city living, Stuttgart, 6th rank

Open Competition, 6th rank
State Capital of Stuttgart
Landscape Architecture
Haag Landscape Architecture
Floor Area incl. basement
25000 m²
Competition Period

Through its characteristic perimeter blocks composed of freestanding buildings, Stuttgart’s Western part obtains its unique and consistent character. To relate to this strong genius loci, the strategy of “Stuttgart block, reloaded” aims towards a contemporary re-interpretation of the Stuttgart perimeter block. The strategy is based on a re-examination of the urban type with respect to the requirements of the 21st century: Perimeter block, courtyard, ground-story uses, but also the type of the townhouses themselves, the green space and pedestrian connections. The 19th-century-block proves to be a surprisingly fruitful and urban draft for today’s requirements.