A new residential and office building has just been completed in a centrally situated street (Lautenschlagerstrasse) in Stuttgart’s inner city.
The building is part of the upgrading of the inner-city area, in which on the one hand the block edge is closed to neighbouring buildings, and on the other hand the connection to the city is created by a generous street-level public pedestrian passage from Lautenschlagerstrasse to Friedrichstrasse. Lautenschlagerstrasse has been reorganised and should develop in the next few years into an urban boulevard, thanks to new building and modernisation measures. This complex building, with its two elements interconnected via an inner courtyard, fits in well to the urban space.
Where for many years the glass pavilion of the first Magazin store was situated, areas have now been created on seven levels for retail trade (Magazin, Manufactum and Brot & Butter) as well as for high-quality apartments. Access to the apartments is via the passage with an entrance in the rear building. The first floor serves as a distributor storey and provides access to the front building via the inner courtyard, which was officially defined in the zoning plan as a green space. Each storey contains two apartments, offering different views and room qualities on both sides. The spatial organisation of the building allows for two different penthouses with views across the city.
The façade consists of the floor-to-ceiling glass front of the retail store as a raised plinth and a classical band façade for the residential levels. Ceiling-high opening elements in combination with closed metal panels characterise the external appearance of the building. The continuous window bands permit the desired flexibility for the partitioning of the living space. The clear colour palette of white plaster, bronze panels and window frames, as well as the colour-matched textile sunscreen support the reduced architecture of the building.
New construction Residential and commercial building
18 apartments on five floors from 55 m² to 183 m²
1 shop on ground floor and basement (extends across new and existing buildings)
Site area: 686 m²
Residential area: ca. 1600 m²
Shop space, basement and ground floor:
Existing: 1144 m²
New: 562 m²
Date of completion: 2013
Landau + Kindelbacher Architects Interior Designers