S21 – Station Staatsgalerie

Architecture
Ingenhoven Architekten, Düsseldorf/Germany

Planning time
2011 − 2016

Construction time
2014 − 2020

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 4 − 8)

Client
SSB − Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG, Stuttgart/Germany

Images
Achim Birnbaum, Stuttgart/Germany
Bloomimages, Hamburg/Germany

The railway project Stuttgart 21 requires diverse stations and routes belonging to the light rail public transport system (Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen (SSB)) to be rebuilt or refurnished to make space for new railway tunnels. The tunnels leading to the planned through station cross the paths of SSB lines on both the north and south sides of the existing station. To allow an existing line to cross one of the new tunnels, construction work involved raising the station „Staatsgalerie“ (State Gallery). Construction work was carried out within the confined conditions of the inner-city road system that carries high volumes of traffic. The new station „Staatsgalerie“ will feature an open design with a domed roof above a three-line tunnel.