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International Ideas Contest – Space for Ideas

What is to be developed here?

During summer 2024, the City of Stuttgart carries out an international ideas contest: The so-called „space for ideas“ is to be created at the future central station. From 15 May to 1 July 2024 people from all over the world can submit proposals for the use of the space becoming available at Manfred-Rommel-Platz, where we have the skylights of the future central station. The aim is for people to feel attracted in future to Stuttgart’s top location so that they can identify with what is under development there.

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Start of the ideas contest on May 15, 2024
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A3 – Space for Ideas

What can be created here? The "A3" area is directly adjacent to the planned Manfred-Rommel-Platz with the light eyes of the main station.


The light eyes of Manfred-Rommel-Platz can already be seen. In future, it will form the roof of the station. Large parts of the area are to be greened.


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Schlossgarten (Municipal garden)

In future, the Schlossgarten will be directly adjacent to special unit A3.

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Future Europaquartier

The Europaquartier is being built on today's railroad tracks.

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Bahnhofsvorplatz (Station forecourt)

The station forecourt is to be traffic-calmed in the long term. To achieve this, the city ring road is to be extended and routed via Wolframstrasse.


Everyone can participate. From individuals to compa­nies, from students and pupils to associations all over the world – every idea is welcome. From 15 May people from Stuttgart and all over the world interested in becoming involved are called to develop and submit precise utilisaiton proposals for the „space of ideas“.

All ideas will be submitted via a digital platform and will be evaluated. The best ideas will be acclaimed by a jury and exhibited locally and digitally to the public. The Stuttgart municipal council will then decide which of the successful ideas will be taken into account in the final utilisation concept. Thus, they form a basis for further planning.

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Field of Ideas

Where the platforms of the terminus station are still located today, something completely new can be created on an area of around 60 x 117 metres. Your suggestions, wishes and concerns are already being asked for in the participation section. The best ideas for this area will then be selected in an international brainstorming session.

Row of trees and/or green façade

A row of trees is planned between the light eyes on Manfred-Rommel-Platz and the special unit A3. Alternatively or as a supplement, a green façade design might also be possible.

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Manfred-Rommel-Platz is part of the future Stuttgart railway station. The light eyes of the station concourse are located here. Large parts of the square are to be greened.


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The new Europaquartier is being built directly adjacent to the special unit A3.

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Schlossgarten (Municipal garden)

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View from Schlossgarten. A row of trees is to separate the A3 Unit from Manfred-Rommel-Platz (on the left). Alternatively, a green façade is also possible. A multi-level underground car park with parking spaces for cars and bicycles is planned. The entrance from the central station is at a higher level than from the Europaquartier.
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Image from Manfred-Rommel-Platz. The A3 Unit is directly accessible from the roof of the underground station. Direct connections from the concourse into the building are also possible. The city train tunnel runs underneath the concourse.
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Sectional view. The Athener Straße (on the left) with its greenery is some six metres higher than the Schlossgarten (on the right). The city train runs underneath Athener Straße.

On the road to the future

The 2023 participation
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