Active House B10

Stuttgart, Germany
Zooey Braun, Stuttgart/Germany
Photo © Zooey Braun, Stuttgart
Zooey Braun, Stuttgart/Germany
Photo © Zooey BraunZooey Braun, Stuttgart
Zooey Braun, Stuttgart/Germany
Photo © Zooey Braun, Stuttgart
Zooey Braun, Stuttgart/Germany
Photo © Zooey Braun, Stuttgart
Zooey Braun, Stuttgart/Germany
Photo © Zooey Braun, Stuttgart
Drawing © Werner Sobek
Engineers
Werner Sobek – Engineering, Design & Sustainability
Address
Bruckmannweg 10, 70191 Stuttgart, Germany
Year
2014
Stories
1-5 Stories
Client
E-Lab Projekt GmbH
Architecture
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany
Services by Werner Sobek
Design, General planning, Interface design, Sustainability concept

When it was built in 1927 the Weissenhof Estate on the Killesberg hills in Stuttgart, Germany, it was tantamount to a revolution in the building industry: the designs created by various world-famous architects demonstrated how we could build and live in the future. Parts of the Weissenhof Estate were destroyed during the war and rebuilt afterwards – with the exception of one plot of ground in Bruckmannweg that has lain unused since 1945. A new and progressive, future-oriented building was erected − for a period of five years; it was designed to demonstrate how innovative materials, constructions and technologies can sustainably improve our built-up world. The research project named „B10“, abbreviated from the address Bruckmannweg 10, is the first Aktivhaus anywhere in the world. Thanks to a sophisticated energy concept and a self-learning building control system the house generates twice as much energy as it actually requires itself. And that from sustainable sources. In August 2019, the experimental building was lifted onto a heavy-duty transporter by crane within one day and set up again at its production site in Hohenstein-Oberstetten.

A video of our project can be found at https://youtu.be/NTGRb6WMlvQ

Awards
Mies van der Rohe Award 2014 − Nomination
materialPREIS
iF Design Award 2016
German Design Award 2017 − Nomination
Iconic Awards 2016 − Best of Best
Heinze ArchitektenAWARD 2016 − Shortlist

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