BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR, Stuttgart

Ministry of the interior of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

Ministry of the interior of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

Ministry of the interior of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

Ministry of the interior of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

Architects: Staab Architekten GmbH, Berlin

With its 200m length, the newly constructed Ministry of the Interior in Stuttgart combines functions that were previously spread across more than 20 facilities. Thus, it now contains a conference area, gastronomy, a highly secured situation room and more than 600 offices. On a narrow triangular plot, the Berlin based office Staab Architekten has created an ensemble of individual interwoven building bars, that are tapered towards the south and thus elegantly fit into the parcel.

Five atria organize the building complex and form the center piece of the interior design. They provide each bar with daylight and access. All spaces follow the project's pointed geometry, even the atria. The main lobby forms a representative access area and conveys a sense of generosity. Located at its end is a moderately sized daylight space that creates a sublime spatial sequence. All atria are segregated from the galleries through a punctuated facade thus generating the appearance of exterior courtyards.

 

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