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.
Transsolar – Stuttgart / Germany
Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner – Stuttgart / Germany
Atelier Dreiseitl – Überlingen / Germany
MIC – Milan / Italy
Imagine Envelope – Detmold / Germany
2014 / 2nd Prize