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Meeting place for intercultural exchange
Meeting place for intercultural exchange

Site Plan, City Campus Stuttgart
Site Plan, City Campus Stuttgart

Meeting place and learning room under one roof
Meeting place and learning room under one roof

Plan
Plan

Elevation from the south
Elevation from the south

Learning room with individual areas
Learning room with individual areas

Section learning room
Section learning room

Covered outer space
Covered outer space




PROJECTINDEX
 
FLIGHT, ARRIVAL, INTEGRATION
Universität Stuttgart
ARCHITECTURE

A meeting place at the gateway between fleeing and arriving
What is our social role in the refugee debate as future architects?
We developed an architectural concept which brings together refugees and citizens of Stuttgart, the capital city of the federal state Baden-Württemberg located in the south of Germany. Our aim is to support the integration of arriving refugees into the society of Stuttgart already in their orientation phase. Following that, we organized a „neighbor workshop“ in a temporary accommodation, to find out about the needs of new residents and citizens of Stuttgart in a participative process. Due to the housing and space problem, the city of Stuttgart has developed a special building type called “systems building”. The rooms in this temporary accommodation are limited to the subsistence level of living. Both, areas for communication and quiet rooms for studying and reading do not exist. Within our work we designed a building which is on the one hand a reasonable extension of the living spaces for inhabitants of “systems buildings” and on the other hand a meeting place for communication and networking with the neighborhood. Under one roof we combine two types of rooms. To expand the private area we suggest a quiet and introvert room. In here, there is the possibility to study individually or in small groups. The second area provides a meeting place with a more extrovert appearance. A coffee bar, an integrated kitchen and a generous interior together create an informal meeting place. Our building is placed on the same site as two new systems buildings in the city center of Stuttgart. As we planned with the background of a „do it yourself construction“, our Master´s Thesis led to a study course at the University of Stuttgart in cooperation with the Institute for Building Construction under Professor Cheret and the platform e1nszue1ns. This summer 2016 the building will be realized as a participative project together with refugees, students and volunteers in a self-construction phase. More information about the process of the projekt: http://www.weltraeume-uni-stuttgart.de/