Sustainable Living for Generations

Stuttgart Stöckach

For the Stuttgart Stöckach open architecture competition, we developed a sustainable urban concept. Under the question: How do we want to live in the future? we proposed a mixed-use neighborhood that is well connected to the city. Parking is located on the edges and the entire area is easily accessible by bicycle, public transportation or by foot. Within the neighborhood, short distances are provided and we focus on a movement animating environment / walkability. Urban green and blue infrastructure is necessary for a healthy environment. Therefore, sealed surfaces are kept to a minimum. Roof gardens and green building facades promote air quality and biodiversity. Green space management also promotes a sense of responsibility and community within the neighborhood. We create spaces that allow room for social interaction and resource sharing and make them easily accessible. Co-working spaces, neighborhood markets, community kitchens, and neighborhood cafes promote neighborhood cohesion and create an identity. Existing buildings repurposed and added to with sustainable materials. Flexible living concepts, multigenerational living and the mixing of different uses are for us a decisive component for sustainable urban development.

Project Type


EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

2nd Round

A sustainable urban planing should allow residents to live locally with everything they need just a short walk away.

The central development element is opening a “green axis”. It is characterized by linear rows of trees and tree groves and adapts to the respective peripheral structures, so that a change of perspectives takes place in its course. Traffic is limited to emergency vehicles and to the necessary access to the underground parking garage; individual uses within the block structures can be served by vehicles. In the center of the area the passage from Hackstraße to Stöckachstraße crosses, it creates an interesting sequence of squares with the staircase square and the city square. The different levels of the square design allow differentiated uses, the gastronomy in the adjacent buildings enlivens the public space with various offers of an outdoor catering.
Maintaining existing buildings, car-free, manageable squares, and private green space are prerequisites for a sustainable and climate-friendly city.

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