Fine Arts Campus (Stuttgart, Germany)
Program: Commercial & Institutional
Location: Weissenhof, Stuttgart, Germany
Located right next to the Weissenhof Siedlung complex, the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste (Academy of Fine Arts) is seeking for an extension building that relates to the Modernist UNESCO World Heritage. The design strategy has to respect and honer the Weissenhof Siedlung as well as the landmark’ed buildings of the academy itself. This proposal uses the existing topographic challenges of the site to its advantage and emphasizes it by creating architectural plateaus of interaction. Connecting public life, academic life and residential life by restructuring the urban infrastructure. Public spaces for pedestrians/cars/bicycles are rearranged and undergo a shift in hierarchy.