Mercedes-Benz Campus
Stuttgart / Germany


A campus is a place of exchange: a place of communication: a place of knowledge.

On any campus the focus should be on people and not on any individual building.

The Mercedes-Benz Campus has the potential to offer such a focus. The Mercedes-Benz Campus can serve as the crowning element in achain of vibrant public amenities along the Stuttgart’s Mercedes Straße; a campus which is firmly connected to the Neckarpark and with the riverbanks of the Neckar and which reaches out over the river to the neighbouring districts of the city. The campus can become a true destination: a beautiful park with water features, meadows, trees and sculptures, with icons from the evolution of the automobile and symbols of future mobility surrounded by flowers: „High Nature – High Tec“. What can better symbolize a future which is worth striving for, than enjoying the benefits of technical advancements while surrounded by nature? This is our objective in the development of the Mercedes Benz Campus in Stuttgart.

A modulated topography defines the physical centre of the campus with the existing museum mound extended and complimented by a series of new terraces. The terraces serve as seating for the new public arena, encircling the lake and offering visitors views out over a unique architectural landscape.

The centre of the campus is effectively a stage. With “The Wave“ and other activities the visitor becomes an essential part of the daily spectacle. Contribute and Share!

Short Facts

Awarding Authority

Daimler AG

Planing Team

Energy Concept
Transsolar – Stuttgart / Germany

Structural Engineering
Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner – Stuttgart / Germany

Landscape Architecture
Atelier Dreiseitl – Überlingen / Germany

MIC – Milan / Italy

Imagine Envelope – Detmold / Germany


2014 / 2nd Prize


33,500 m2

The Team


Freie Architekten PartG mbB

Gymnasiumstraße 52
70174 Stuttgart

Telefon: +49 711 22936260
Fax: +49 711 22936273

4th Floor, Number 1
Lane 299, Fu Xing West Road
200031 Shanghai
P. R China

Telefon: +86 138 1396 0504