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New urban quarter, Killesberg Hill, Stuttgart, by David Chipperfield Architects

First look: David Chipperfield has unveiled images of a new housing block next to Stuttgart’s famous 1920s Weissenhof Estate

The nine-storey building is just one of a series of structures proposed for a new residential-led quarter on Killesberg hill - the former site of the city’s trade fair grounds.

As with the 1927 Weissenhof Estate (pictured right), which featured 16 different architects including Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe and Walter Gropius, the development boasts an array of practices such as Ortner & Ortner Baukunst, B&E Baumschlager-Eberle, and Kees Christiaanse Architects and planners.

Chipperfield’s scheme has seven residential floors and a two-storey day care centre which faces the park.

Each of the 15 apartments have loggias and terraces which look towards the park and, according to the practice, the facades will be made from ‘whitewashed brick as a reference to the colouring of the Weissenhof Estate.’

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