The railway project Stuttgart 21 requires diverse stations and routes belonging to the light rail public transport system (Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen (SSB)) to be rebuilt or refurnished to make space for new railway tunnels. The tunnels leading to the planned through station cross the paths of SSB lines on both the north and south sides of the existing station.
Construction of a Light Rail Stop During Operation
To allow an existing line to cross one of the new tunnels, construction work involved raising the station „Staatsgalerie“ (State Gallery). Construction work was being carried out within the confined conditions of the inner-city road system that carries high volumes of traffic. The new station „Staatsgalerie“ features an open design with a domed roof above a three-line tunnel.
Ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf/Germany
2011 − 2016
2014 − 2020
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 4 − 8)
SSB − Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG, Stuttgart/Germany
Achim Birnbaum, Stuttgart/Germany