Having designed the winning entry for this 1475 sqm hotel site in the urban development area “Stuttgart 21,” Eike Becker_Architekten, was commissioned to plan the project. With the application having been submitted in June 2015, permits are expected to be issued shortly. Construction work on two hotels, a Hampton by Hilton and a Holiday Inn Express, with a total of 301 rooms will then commence. Completion is scheduled for Fall 2016.
The design originates from the need to house two different hotels under one roof. Above a clearly articulated base, that responds to the various plinth heights of adjacent buildings, two discrete but related facades unfold. The building can simultaneously be perceived as one and also as a composition of heterogeneous elements. Like siblings who can perform the whole only together, while still existing as individual people, this structure can be read as two buildings on a shared base or one building with two interrelated facades.
Exhibitor: Eike Becker_Architekten