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.
The railroad bridge over the Neckar River is required in the course of the new construction of Stuttgart’s main station to connect the city and long-distance railroad to the northbound and eastbound lines. It is designed as a composite steel structure with a longitudinal framework consisting of three steel longitudinal beams, each arranged on the outer sides and in the middle of the superstructure – in combination with the steel cables supporting the longitudinal beams. The reinforced concrete deck acts in composite with the regularly arranged cross girders.
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.
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.
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.
An approximately 900 meters long and up to 80 meters wide railway station facility runs between Jagerstrasse in the north and the Sängerstrasse in the south. Cross below the previous buffer stops arises a modern station concourse with four 420 m long and 10 m wide platforms.
The basic structure of the new building in Basel not only generates a balanced form in terms of urban development, but also an organisational optimisation through the bundling of 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 for flexibility, meet the highest technical standards and give the building a balanced yet characteristic appearance.
E-mobility laboratory at the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten. The laboratory offers the possibility to test electric vehicles for the mass market and to optimize their efficiency and components. To this end, interdisciplinary courses of study are also to be networked, for example in the field of communication inside and outside the vehicle.
Recently I received an invitation from the Global Art Affairs Foundation to exhibit at this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice. Host is the European Cultural Center, which dedicates over 3000 m² to architectural photography in Palazzo Bembo near the famous Rialto Bridge. From 26 May to 25 November 2018 my works will be shown in room C14 on the first floor of Palazzo Bembo, near the famous Rialto Bridge. With its high ceilings and wide walls, as well as the view into the courtyard of the palazzo, the room is well suited for my large-format photographs. My pictures are testimonies of life on and with built space. In this directness, they seem like a commitment to the existence of an everyday aesthetic that surrounds us all, which I want to share with the viewer in my photographs. In the current works two main topics can be found again and again: The appropriation and use of space by us and the depiction of a time window in which an everyday moment becomes a staging. Against this background, my photographs will enter into a dialogue with this exhibition that will be unique in this form.