Architecture and Scenography
The Stuttgart Region is and remains a special architectural location: more than one in three employed architects in Baden-Württemberg comes from the region.
Many of the offices work in an international environment and supervise pioneering projects all over the world. With more than 30 years of experience in interdisciplinary planning and design, Schlaich Bergermann Partner, for example, works on sensational projects such as the rope net facade of the One World Trade Center in New York City or the roof of the Brazilian football stadium Maracanã, in addition to climate envelope research worldwide.
But there is also plenty going on within the region: the Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof accompanies the development of contemporary architecture and urban planning between technology, art and social sciences. It also awards the Architecture Promotion Prize, which honours the innovative strength of young architects from Baden-Württemberg. These come, for example, from the University of Stuttgart, the University of Applied Sciences or the State Academy of Fine Arts. Interested parties can also take advantage of the excellent infrastructure of associations and networks that operate regionally, state and nationwide.
With the topic of scenography, the regional scenographers have their finger on the pulse of time. The Hyundai Motor Studio in Goyang, South Korea, is designed by Atelier Brückner and takes visitors on a journey of discovery from design concept to kinetic automobile sculpture. In Thyssenkrupp’s high-tech test tower in Rottweil, Milla & Partner uses modular scenography to stage the company’s latest elevator generations and visions of the future. The office Jangled Nerves is dedicated to money and conceives the Financial Life Park – Flip for Erste Group Bank, with interactive exhibition areas, library and theme stations.
2027, exactly 100 years after the construction of the Weissenhofsiedlung, the presentation year of the IBA 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart is to be celebrated. The aim of the IBA 2027 is to show the world possible solutions for the urban development challenges of the 21st century. 100 years after the Weissenhofsiedlung was created as a manifesto of a classical modernism, which with its provocative buildings fired up the social debate on working, living and housing in the industrial age of the 20th century, the Stuttgart Region wants to use the IBA 2027 to reopen the social debate on the sustainability of urban lifestyles.