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Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Name                         International Competition Rosenstein 
Type                           Competition
Program                     5,600 residential units
Client                          Stuttgart Municipality
Size                            125 Ha
Location                     Stuttgart, Germany
Year                            2018
Team                          DUTCH urban solutions                  Rotterdam    NL
                                   LAND srl                                                  Milan   IT
                                   WERNER SOBEK gmbt                      Stuttgart   DE
Images                       DUTCH urban solutions
                                   LAND srl
Our Vision

The redevelopment of the new HBT provides a unique opportunity to reconnect the city of Stuttgart and discover a renewed balance with nature. Our vision is to create an urban environment where people can live healthy, creative and inclusive lives. Reconnecting Rosenstein provides a framework where living, working and learning are in balance with the surrounding natural & urban environment.


Our approach

Our approach combines innovative technologies, policy measures and smart building solutions to create a framework for a biophilic urban development. Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. Biophilic Design points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans.

Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Our design Principles

Our plan is derived through 10 design principles that are central to the development of the districts:

Embracing the identity of the place

The three districts are linked together through a shared industrial history. With the redevelopment of each district we aim to embrace this existing industrial & urban identity and use the opportunity to reconnect the individual districts with their surroundings. This approach allows for three unique districts to emerge, each with their own identity and distinct urban character.


Responsive to climate change

Our climate is changing and periods of heavy rainfall are expected to increase. We aim to create an urban living environment that is responsive to climate change, through the use of integrated systems in both buildings and public realm design that retains, cleans and re-uses rainwater.


Reconnecting natural systems

The redevelopment of the 3 districts allows for a unique opportunity to reconnect natural systems and increase biodiversity in our urban environment. Through the redevelopment of the former tracks into a park with a variety of plants and water systems we aim to reconnect the natural systems of the area.


Establishing a sustainable economy

People work and consume and in the process create waste, we aim to establish a sustainable approach towards this economic cycle. From construction materials to waste we aim to re-use materials and allow for companies that focus on this approach to establish themselves in the districts. 


Embracing the cycle of life

Families form the basis of a successful urban environment because out of all demographic groups in society they tend to invest most in the development of a community. And for families it is essential that children and the elderly are placed in the centre of their community. By using age resilient design solutions in buildings and the public realm, we aim to create a community that is responsive to the changes of the cycle of life.



Promoting a happy and healthy lifestyle

Happiness is a key value of each individual, and it is directly linked to having a healthy life. We aim to promote a healthy lifestyle through the use of integrated pedestrian zones that are connected to the main park structure. Our design and layout helps to promote sport, leisure and playing for both young and old.


Facilitating creativity and productivity

Our relationship with work is changing and increasingly people want to have a better work-life balance. In our design we aim to introduce urban productivity into the city of Stuttgart. Through the development of a series of work spaces that allow to be appropriation by creative and productive people. We aim to offer a variety of spaces from small home flex-work units to large shared urban production spaces.


Integrating smart mobility solutions

Good mobility is key to a successful city however pedestrian mobility is essential to a liveable city. We aim to create an urban environment where people have access to a wide variety of mobility solutions but where the pedestrian is always placed first. Our plan creates a series of large interconnected pedestrian zones, where cars are visitors. In addition we concentrate density of use around mobility hubs, and integrate parking solutions in the urban blocks.


Providing affordable and inclusive living

Having the opportunity to live close to your work and school is essential, especially for people working in key sectors such as education, healthcare and police. Our approach aims to create housing that can be constructed for a low cost on a central location, through the use of smart buildings solutions, materials and new financing methods.


Creating a clean air living district

Clean air is essential in creating a healthy urban living environment. Through a series of measures including road & public realm design, smart mobility solutions and policy measure we aim to create the first clean air central living districts.

Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
waggenhallen stuttgart
Nortbahnhofstrasse District

This new mobility hub forms a gateway to the park and the newly developed working and living districts. To take full advantage of the potential of this area, it is essential that all forms of mobility are fully integrated and that any physical barriers are removed. Therefore we believe that in the long term, all crossing S-bahn lines need to be moved underground, creating a new integrated Nordbahnhofstrasse station. A continuous pedestrian realm connects the park, living districts, indoor sport facilities and education institutes. Our design allows for a staged approach were during the first years of the development the existing transport systems can remain.

Wagenhallen District

This well connected area forms the heart of a new productive city district developed around a culture of learning, innovating and creating. Building on the Wagenhallen success and the existing alternative culture this area is to become a showcase for new housing- and urban production typologies. Considering this district will probably be the first open for develop, it can form a key part of the IBA 2027. A place where new housing concepts can be developed and tested for possible future application in the other districts. The area is based on the principle of shared space, placing pedestrians first and reducing the dominance of motorized vehicles.

Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Schlossgarten District

This living district aims to combine the urban block typology with the natural landscape garden design. All urban living blocks are orientated in a north south direction and are loosely organized. The roads system is based on small roads for vehicular traffic and large pedestrian zones based on a shared space principle. Each block has a shared integrated carpark this reduces through traffic and allows for a higher efficiency when integrating new mobility systems. The aim to create a living district designed around the elderly, families and children. The blocks are clustered around a series of informal squares that are interconnected and lead from the Mittnachstrasse station to the converted Lokschuppen building. This building houses a number of functions such as schools, workshops and urban farming facilities. 

Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Wolframstrasse District

This vibrant city district next to the new Hauptbahnhof provides a unique urban mix of residential, cultural, and commercial activities. It aims to connect the Europaviertel with the historic center of Stuttgart through a new Koningsboulevard. This new boulevard uses the existing height difference as an advantage, creating a new stage for urban living against the backdrop of the Schlossgarten. The Concerthall, Congrescenter, Lindes museum and food outlets provide the basis for a lively landscaped boulevard. The existing height difference is also used as an advantage to place parking, servicing and storage resulting in a car-free environment at street level. All vehicular access is from the Karoline-Kaulla-Weg allowing for an undisturbed relationship between the district and the Schlossgarten.

Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
Internationaler offener städtebaulicher Wettbewerb Rosenstein
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