Gold for energetic quality

The decisive factors for sustainability and optimal energy efficiency in new buildings are optimal thermal insulation, energy-efficient windows, the use of renewable energies and, not least, an automated sun protection system.

All these elements are to be found in the young urban district of 35.000 m2 that has been built in Stuttgart on the site of the former exhibition grounds. It is a very ambitious architectural project which has been awarded with the gold certificate of sustainability by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The buildings are evaluated in different areas and the score shows the extent to which the requirements are fulfilled. For a gold certificate, a project requires a total score of at least 80 %.

The GEIGER motors which operate all the sun protection systems that have been installed contribute here - with their efficient energy technology and sustainability - to the success of this project.

The internationally renowned architects Baumschlager Eberle, David Chipperfield Architects, KCAP Architects, Ortner & Ortner developed their individual architectural concepts to realize this ambitious urban project.