Stuttgart Trade-Fair-Center Parking Garage
This building, belonging to the new Trade Fair Center Stuttgart is a combination of a light and efficient parking garage with an efficient bridge structure, spanning across the highway “A8” at the Stuttgart Trade Fair and the Airport Stuttgart.
The intention of the competition design was to execute the main load-bearing girders located at the façade of the parking as a suspension-bridge system using multiple locked-coil ropes with parabolic geometry.
Later in the design process, the cable system was replaced by a conventional steel truss. Furthermore, the originally three intended bridges were reduced to a total number of two.
Projektgesellschaft Neue Messe GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart
2000 - 2007
Competition, preliminary design, specifications and tender documents
(Design development, final design, and execution documents by Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner, Stuttgart)
1st Prize in competition, 2000
European Steel Design Award 2007
German Steel Construction Prize 2008