Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

The building that is home to Stuttgart’s Art Museum consists of an above-ground glass cube and extensive exhibition areas housed in the fully renovated underground tunnels originally built in the sixties. The sides of the glass cube are 28.8 m in length. Its roof can be partially opened and is supported by a grillage of girders. The glass walls are suspended from the roof girders. The load-bearing structure of the cube facade consists of glass fins. This design solution means the building envelope achieves an extremely high degree of dematerialisation and offers an undisturbed view of the heart of the town from inside the building.

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Hascher, Jehle & Assoziierte, Berlin/Germany

Planning time
1999 − 2002

Construction time
2001 − 2004

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (jointly with Fichtner Bauconsult, Stuttgart/Germany) (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Facade engineering (WP 1 − 8 acc. to UBF)

13,000 m²

City of Stuttgart/Germany

Roland Halbe, Stuttgart/Germany
Brigida Gonzalez, Stuttgart/Germany

Award Guter Bauten of the BDA Stuttgart 2005
Recognition of the Deutscher Architekturpreis 2005

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