Urban development design strategy: edges of the Schloßplatz square in
alignment with Königstraße, space generation for Kleiner Schloßplatz,
strengthening of the urban space at the back of Theodor-Hauss Straße.
as an urban element in the chain of existing squares and in the centre of all
important path relations.
Hinge function of the new gallery building: passageway between Großer and
Kleiner Schloßplatz, networking of urban spaces / overlapping of arts-
related and commercial utilisation.
Gallery of the City of Stuttgart in Schloßplatz, Stuttgart, Germany, 2nd phase
Closing down of Fürstenstraße opens up the opportunity to create an appropriate entrance area between Königsbau, gallery entrance and the new flight of front stairs with a café terrace and to enhance the back passageway of the Königsbau.
Gallery typology: considering aspects such as location and utilisation, the building has been designed as a permeable filter by deliberately turning away from the conception of introverted "artistic shrines".
Stratification of the façade and its materialisation are conveying contents. Following the urban- space approach, utilisation of the façade as a projection screen is giving the building a lively, permanently changing appearance.
Exhibition concept: the path/circular path through the gallery with natural light from above and a view outside allows the dialogue between arts and urban space.
Structuring results in a sequence of rooms of different height and lighting (natural, artificial and even side lighting). Appropriate disposition of room openings allows the establishment of visual relations and thematic allusions.