Category: Architecture + Engineering
Title: The Disc - an architectural forum for Stuttgart
Name/s: Maximilian Scheffel
Medium, Object: Building Concept
University/s: University of Stuttgart
Supervision: Prof. Markus Allmann, Prof. Alexander Schwarz
With my design "Die Scheibe - ein Architekturforum für Stuttgart", an almost 40-metre-high building in the heart of Stuttgart, I want to create a place where people can discuss architecture and learn from it.
discuss architecture, as well as experience and learn from it. The building, clad in oxidised copper, makes it possible to view drawings and models of regional urban planning history -
of past decades and current developments - and to illustrate them to the citizens. Centrally located on Schlossplatz, the currently empty art building with its adjoining quadrangle hall
and adjoining quadrangle hall offers an exciting and at the same time suitable building site for a prominent architecture forum.
With the Architecture Forum in a prominent location, the state capital will have a clear address where an exchange about the regional urban development history of past decades and current architectural developments can take place.
architectural developments. Maximilian Scheffel's master's thesis is convincing with its precise urban planning, the appealing distribution of the building masses and the clear architectural expression.
architectural expression - a coherent trio of buildings. The different and striking cubatures of the existing buildings are given a third independent volume in the form of the "Scheibe".
The new 40-metre-high, seven-storey high point communicates with the surrounding structures and, organised parallel to the street, mediates between the Upper Palace Gardens and the Palace Square.
palace square. The extensive examination of the site's history is evident not least in the respectful citation of the existing building. Particularly striking: the rust facade as a homage to the patina
homage to the patina dome of the Württembergischer Kunstverein.