Presentation of the National Park Center at Ruhestein

The National Park Center on the Ruhestein is the ideal starting point for an exploration of the National Park. The new building is an example of innovative construction with native woods, and houses the permanent exhibition “A trace wilder” and is a place for educational programs and information about the Black Forest National Park.

Organs. Portraits in sacred space.

Each organ is unique, because it is built individually for the architectural space in which it is to sound. What does this instrument look like up there, whose sound fills a whole church room and enhances church ceremonies so wonderfully? Following the (sound) trail of the organ builders, I traveled to various “organ landscapes” and asked the actual organists of the instruments to introduce their organ to me in their own way.

The result are photographs that interweave the arts of architecture and music with the genre of portraits in the medium of photography and direct the view from people as portrayed to portraits of an instrument

Sunday Morning Photographs and Stage Sceneries

You are a photographer and want to realize a photographic concept, you have gotten hold of one of the few studio spaces and are sharing this place with nine other creative minds.
You can photograph on Sunday mornings, they often say, because you can work undisturbed. Usually, after three hours, someone comes in who still has to finish something. You get used to thinking faster, designing and pressing the trigger. The backdrop is kept simple, the model is well prepared in terms of content and her lips are already red. The photograph should reveal something about her, she should tell me a good story, the finished image should be beautiful, elegant and stylish … a front door key is turned around, the next person wants to realize.

Main Station Stuttgart

A railway station project of the 21st century.

This weekend we celebrate “half-time” in Stuttgart. Now 14 of the 28 chalice-shaped concrete columns that form the roof of the new central station have been completed. The underground train hall will be illuminated by huge skylights, creating a bright, welcoming ambiance. Visitors will be able to walk on the
station’s roof, which will create a new urban space right next to the Schlossgarten park.

The new main railway station designed by ingenhoven architects forms the centerpiece of the Stuttgart 21 transport and urban design project. The new light-flooded underground through station is to replace the existing Stuttgart terminus station.
In 1997, the comprehensive concept by ingenhoven architects won first prize in the international architectural competition for the project. The state-of-the-art railway station, which is currently under construction, will provide Stuttgart with a better connection to the European rail network. In addition, by moving the new tracks underground, space is being created for a new city center. In this way, the new main railway station will become the interface between the old and new heart of the city and the departure point towards further urban development.

Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel

The basic structure of the new building in Basel generates both a balanced urban form and an organized optimization by bundling functions. The aim of the design for the new laboratory and research building was to create a building structure that would permanently withstand the functional requirements in terms of flexibility, meet the highest technical standards and give the building a balanced yet characteristic appearance.

Train station Staatsgalerie

As part of the Stuttgart 21 project, routes of Stuttgart’s streetcars will have to be rebuilt or reconfigured to make room for the new rail tunnels. This is because the tunnels to the planned station cross the city rail lines on both the north and south sides of the existing station. The Staatsgalerie stop has been raised as required by this work to allow a crossing of the new rail tunnel. The construction work is taking place under cramped conditions in an inner-city street area with high traffic volumes. The new Staatsgalerie stop is being built using the cut-and-cover method as a three-track tunnel with a vaulted ceiling shell.

Fire and rescue station 5 Filder

The fire and rescue station 5 Filder is located in the south of Stuttgart in the district of Degerloch. It includes a rescue station, a fire station, a state fire department association and a disaster control center. The space program is clearly organized in a utilization ring with 4 building blocks. The vehicle halls, workshops, the disaster control warehouse and the logistics area are grouped around the depot.