OTTO Quarter lowdown by livestream
Digitalisation in COVID times has enabled the first ever live streaming of a CG Elementum AG event. An evening of information on the OTTO Quarter in Wendlingen am Neckar took place both online as well as in-person at Treffpunkt Stadtmitte in Wendlingen.
Great public interest
In order to give the general public a better understanding of the OTTO Quarter project, the project team invited people to join them from 6 pm on 14 September 2020. 130 people took part in person – a limited number due to the pandemic – while more than 200 watched online at peak viewing times. The presentation of the planned large-scale project for the historical quarter lasted around three hours.
After a welcome message from Steffen Weigel, the Mayor of Wendlingen, the evening’s talks were hosted by Tobias Schiller, Press Officer for the 2027 International Building Exhibition (IBA 2027). The speakers were Dirk Otto, the seventh generation in a line of directors at the Heinrich Otto & Söhne (HOS) company, after whom the site is named, representatives of Blocher Partners from Stuttgart (master plan) and architecture studio Planstatt Senner (outdoor space concept), and architect Jörg Wolf, who explained the concept for the 64-metre tower with its six cubes.
George Moutoulis, Branch Manager at CG Elementum Stuttgart, and OTTO Project Manager Wulf Köstler held two talks summarising the planning project, which was originally supposed to be demonstrated to the public via a range of events.
The OTTO Quarter
By 2026, the former industrial buildings will be transformed into an urban residential quarter close to the city centre. This will include premium modern apartments for up to 600 people as well as commercial spaces for future-proof enterprises in partly listed buildings. Planning carried out by the OTTO project team involves a thoughtful union of old and new. Alongside extensive and environmental revitalisation of the site, new buildings will be added to industrial monuments meeting the highest standards of future viability, sustainability and quality of life.
The Otto Quarter is also a featured project in the 2027 International Building Exhibition (IBA 2027). The aim is for this new urban quarter to be fully operational in time for the exhibition. Working, living and leisure will be combined on a local scale. The quarter is expected to cover its own energy requirements through the use of geothermal energy, heat from wastewater and the Neckar river, and photovoltaics.
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