When it was built in 1927 the Weissenhof Estate on the Killesberg hills in Stuttgart, Germany, it was tantamount to a revolution in the building industry: the designs created by various world-famous architects demonstrated how we could build and live in the future. Parts of the Weissenhof Estate were destroyed during the war and rebuilt afterwards – with the exception of one plot of ground in Bruckmannweg that has lain unused since 1945. A new and progressive, future-oriented building was erected − for a period of five years; it was designed to demonstrate how innovative materials, constructions and technologies can sustainably improve our built-up world. The research project named “B10“, abbreviated from the address Bruckmannweg 10, is the first Aktivhaus anywhere in the world. Thanks to a sophisticated energy concept and a self-learning building control system the house generates twice as much energy as it actually requires itself. And that from sustainable sources. In August 2019, the experimental building was lifted onto a heavy-duty transporter by crane within one day and set up again at its production site in Hohenstein-Oberstetten.

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Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany

Planning time
2013 − 2014

Construction time

Services by Werner Sobek
General planning
Interface design
Sustainability consultancy
Energy concept
Thermal simulation

86 m²

E-Lab Projekt gGmbH, Stuttgart/Germany

Zooey Braun, Stuttgart/Germany

Mies van der Rohe Award 2014 − Nomination
iF Design Award 2016
German Design Award 2017 − Nomination
Iconic Awards 2016 − Best of Best
Heinze ArchitektenAWARD 2016 − Shortlist

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