The facade is characterised by the interplay between the wall panels, which are offset across different floors and vary in terms of their material, colour and format. Horizontal bands of light colours emphasise the ceilings of each floor. Like the light-coloured wall elements, these are designed as rear-ventilated aluminium cladding elements which also offer protection from the sun. The interplay between vertical and horizontal elements gives the impression of a three-dimensional structure. The dark wall panels fade into the background, together with the windows and the balcony glazing. “Each of the two buildings needed to have its own identity to reflect their different purposes, yet they also needed to clearly belong together as a harmonious ensemble,” explains architect Mark Pfeifer of Bülow AG. In addition to this, they also needed to fit with the town planning concept for the “City Prag” district, which is based on the designs of the Steidle architects’ bureau from 1990 and 2002. These plans divide the buildings into separate blocks with the Theaterhaus Stuttgart – the city’s historic theatre, housed in a listed old factory building – at their centre.
The competition for design concepts for this project was won by StructureLab, who won the panel over with the impressive way they implemented the requirements of the town planning framework. The open space in the new building complex echoes the themes of the municipal architecture. Its exposed location on Stresemannstraße, at the edge of the “City Prag” district, is highlighted in its clear and expressive design. The architects, Daniel Baukus and Mark Pfeifer of Bülow AG, are huge fans of the overall Skyline concept: “The different areas created by the architecture gain increased quality and are connected by a common structure. The green space in the centre echoes the structure of the architectural design.” The architecture and interior design of the building make use of high-quality materials in order to ensure that Skyline Living is seen as a premium property. The exclusive residential building boasts the perfect location and is a far cry from the pre-fabricated high-rises of Germany’s past, instead following the trend of the unique, modern skyscraper. This is thanks in no small part to its original external facade and high-comfort fittings – not least the moving glass fronts on the balconies.