Mercedes-Benz Campus
Stuttgart / Germany

2014

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

Mobility
MIC – Milan / Italy

Fassade
Imagine Envelope – Detmold / Germany

Competition

2014 / 2nd Prize

Area

33,500 m2

The Team

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