Youth Centre

Steel reinforced concrete structure with foundation in a protected mineral water area
Stuttgarter Jugendhaus GmbH, Stuttgart - D
Auer+Weber+Assoziierte Generalplaner
Bad Cannstatt

In Bad-Cannstatt Veielbrunnen-West, an area of Stuttgart which is undergoing redevelopment, a new meeting point is being built which will be open to visitors from Stuttgart and the rest of the world. The complex will include a youth hostel, a family and generation centre, a youth centre, open space, a restaurant, and meeting rooms for Canstatt’s citizens groups and the Stuttgart Association of Youth Houses. The buildings, which will have a height of up to four stories, will be built using steel reinforced concrete and concrete wall panels. The buildings are being built close to the protected mineral water springs of Bad-Cannstatt which lead to the use of water-impermeable concrete in addition to other precautions when laying the foundation. To reduce the height of the buildings, the ventilation ducts were integrated directly into the steel-reinforced concrete ceilings. The ceilings were thermally activated, which lead to additional difficulties in planning the primary structure. In order to create an open space on the first floor of the youth hostel, load bearing walls were used to support the four stories.