Stuttgart Rosenstein will benefit most from its special location. The main railway station and the Stuttgart city centre are only 12 to 15 minutes on foot from what will be the centre of the quarter. And the river Neckar is also within walking distance. Schlossgarten and Rosensteinpark are right on the doorstep. The development area will have such a special plus from this unique location, surrounded by green space and many more new green spaces to be created.
Stuttgart Rosenstein will bring the city districts along the development area closer together. Nor will today’s above-ground tracks separate them after completion. New, diverse pathways and networks throughout Stuttgart Rosenstein will especially connect the districts Stuttgart-Nord and Stuttgart-Ost more closely. The new district should not become an isolated satellite: on the contrary, the historic structures from the neighbourhood will be included in the planning and so additionally linked to one another. The planned building blocks will be oriented in size to those of the surrounding neighbourhoods, in particular those of the listed residential blocks in “Eisenbahnerdörfle”. This has a close connection to the development of the Stuttgart railway station and thus the development area itself. In the 19th century, it was built as a workers’ settlement when the central station was progressively extended. In addition, the differences in elevation found on the site and which are partly 30 metres will be compensated in part. The height difference of some 10 metres at the southeast transition to Schlossgarten could be overcome with a terraced park edge. This way, the historical axis from Schlossplatz to Rosenstein Castle could regain its significance for the city and its citizens.
The existing buildings
It is of great importance for the design of the new district how the existing buildings are dealt with. There is a total of 15 railway buildings worth preserving on the development area and in the direct vicinity – this includes the engine shed, flying junctions or the railway embankment. This is something the Stuttgarters can identify with. 13 of these buildings are listed, so it is a key aspect for urban planning* how these are dealt with.