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Ministry Building, Stuttgart

2008 – 2013

In this prominent urban setting, an extension of the “cultural boulevard” in the southern part of the city, the challenge was not only to design a building 200 metres in length, but also to formulate the border between the palace garden and the street. Furthermore, the building would have to lend the ministry a suitable profile. 
Despite its nearly monofunctional structure, themes had to be found with which to articulate the ministry’s home both inside and out. We thus developed a series of interior courtyards of varying proportions, which give a spatial identity to the different departments of the ministry while also fitting the building into its urban context.
Conference rooms and dining areas are housed on the two ground floor levels dictated by the site’s topography and hence welcome the public at this very important point in the layout of the city. Directly adjacent is the entrance area for internal ministry functions.

Hugo Häring Award from BDA Baden-Württemberg 2014

Limited realisation competition 1st prize 2008
Team Hannah Jonas, Katherina Ortner, Florian Nusser, Bettina Schriewer, Johannes Thoma, Kerstin Boden

Client Land Baden-Württemberg

Occupants Innenministerium, Umweltministerium und Ministerium für Ernährung und Ländlichen Raum

Start of planning – completion 2008 – 2013

For performance phases 2 – 4,  6 – 7 / 5, 8 in parts, Quality assurance

Total costs €65.0m

Usable floor area 19,400 sqm

Design team Thomas Schmidt (project management), Dominik Weigel, Lukas Oelmüller, Johanna Bornkamm, Sibel Yilmaz, Charlotte Stein | Construction management Dirk Richter (site supervision), Sabine Zoske, Tobias Steib, Daniel Pleikies, Claus Thiemann, Ralf Grubert, Sabine Zoske, Manuela Jochheim | Jo Carle Architekten, Stuttgart (Site supervision)

Landscape architects Levin Monsigny, Berlin


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