Open, inviting, and communicative – this is what the new Haus für Film und Medien (HFM) on the site of the southern part of the current Breuninger parking garage on B14 is intended to be for everyone. The State Capital Stuttgart held a competition for this purpose, in which Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Vienna with Wenzel+Wenzel GmbH, Karlsruhe convinced the jury with an outstanding and innovative design.
“We are very, very happy about this extraordinary design,” announced Barbara Bader, Chairwoman of the association’s Board, beaming with joy at the press conference for the jury meeting.
The long wait is over, and it was well worth it. We are thrilled with the jury's decision, because Delugan Meissel's design offers Stuttgart a unique opportunity to be a pioneer in the future of media. The people of Stuttgart will receive a "Haus für Film und Medien" with extraordinary charisma, which will sustainably strengthen the film and media location for years to come and enrich the city centre with another unique cultural building.
With its openness and transparency on all sides, the building has an affect on the city and allows unhindered insights.
”For us as future users, the openness and variability of the building structure is of great importance. This is also evident in the interior of the design, allowing the many different functions to be easily connected and interlinked,” says Barbara Bader, assessing what is special about the architectural concept.
The Viennese architecture firm is also looking forward to realising another cultural building in Stuttgart and to the "challenging task". Elke Delugan-Meissl emphasises that the winning design is a first snapshot in which certain points will have to be looked at more closely and adjusted together with the client and user in the further process. This could become a very good, dynamic process and lead to an even better result.
We are looking forward to the future cooperation with the architects of the Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam and the future HFM in Stuttgart with a high degree of motivation and excitement.
At this point, special thanks go to our former chairman and the "spiritual father " of this project, Markus Merz, without whose tireless commitment over many years, we would not be able to celebrate this grand step for the association and the city today.
To emphasise the exceptional quality of Delugan Meissl's design, a second prize was waived and two third prizes were awarded to Bez+Kock Architekten Generalplaner GmbH as well as 2BA Architekten GmbH with Jo Carle Architekten PartGmbB and Buero BB (all from Stuttgart). Furthermore, the designs by Riehle+Assoziierte GmbH+Co. KG, Stuttgart with Carmody Groarke, London and haas cook zemmrich STUDIO 2050 Freie Architekten Part mbB, Stuttgart received recognition from the jury.
All 16 designs are published online on the website of the City of Stuttgart: