Konzerthaus Stuttgart: Designs for a Public Music Campus

Konzerthaus Stuttgart: Designs for a Public Music Campus

Exhibition at StadtPalais Stuttgart

Exhibition of the results of the aac workshop "Konzerthaus Stuttgart: Designs for a Public Music Campus”  at StadtPalais Stuttgart

Opening event: Tuesday, 08 November 2022, 6 p.m.
Duration: 09 November – 18 November 2022
Opening times: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: StadtPalais - Museum für Stuttgart, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 2, 70173 Stuttgart

The quality of life in a city is closely tied to the range of cultural events available. The Stuttgart metropolitan region, which is one of Germany’s most prosperous, has always had the benefit of a rich program of cultural events. However, apart from the Liederhalle, there are no adequate concert halls for the three well-known symphony orchestras, and hence the available dates for performances are limited, also with respect to guest appearances by internationally renowned orchestras and performers. For this reason, for several years there have been efforts on the part of Stuttgart citizens to establish another such venue.

In cooperation with the Konzerthaus Stuttgart e.V. action group, the aac organized a workshop in which appropriate design ideas were explored.

The designs of the four groups provide different conceptual responses to the space requirements as analyzed by the Konzerthaus Stuttgart e.V. action group, and deal with the transition between the two different levels straddled by the site.

Group 1 vertically stacks the functions: the most public part – the meeting areas – face the park, whereas the concert halls are located above, with the music school crowning the building off.

Group 2 designed an urban forum around which the three functions (concert hall, multipurpose hall, and the music school) are arranged as translucent standalones.
Group 3 worked with different terraces, which accommodate the respective functions. They spread across the site like an architectural carpet and are unified by a roof that is reminiscent of the neighboring vineyard terraces.

Group 4‘s starting image is that of a machine. Opaque on the outside and floating above the landscape – the design is functionally flexible on the inside.

Workshop Leaders: Prof. Dr.-Ing. h. c. Volkwin Marg and Dipl.- Ing. Architekt Nikolaus Goetze

aac Team: Enno N. Maass, Anja Meding, Annika Göttle, Gabriela Hopf

Tutors (alphabetical order): Fabian Faerber, Walter Gebhardt, Annika Göttle, Prof. Philipp Kamps, Sona Kazemi, Anja Meding

Scholarship students (alphabetical order): Merlin Bieling, Bernadetta Budzik, Patrick Ehrensberger, Merle Fülling, Jacqueline Ildikó Horn, Bernadette Johanna Koller, Anke Langenkamp, Johanna Meßner, Miriam Oehrlein, Daria Pietruczynik, Benedikt Radloff, Wadir Sarwar, Laura Michaela Speckl, Zuzanna Winiarska, Anika Janna Noemi Zeman, Zhang Xinyuan