28.06.2017, 08:58 Uhr

Inauguration and opening of Community and Media Center of the State parliament in Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

On previous Friday, the 23rd June 2017, the house of the state parliament in Baden-Württemberg and the Community and Media Center were officially and solemnly inaugurated. The following day, the citizens were allowed to visit both houses for the first time during the citizen’s celebrations.

The freshly renovated state parliament in the center of Stuttgart received a new extension – the Community and Media Center.
The Community and Media Center (BMZ) consists of a single-storey ground floor, which was established evenly to the surrounding terrain – the academy garden. The BMZ has an Agora as inner courtyard in the area, an open lobby and various conference rooms as well as a kitchen for catering services, showers, fitting rooms, restrooms, a room with a lifting unit and several technic rooms. The Agora has some similarities to a funnel-shaped amphitheater and it enlarges the building area outside. In order to connect the BMZ to the house of the state parliament, it was necessary to install subsequently an elevator and a staircase.

In the future, more than 40.000 visitors per year are expected to come to see the state parliament and be able to have a live impression of political day-to-day operations.

In addition to the state parliament’s area of almost 7,000 square meters, there is the BMZ with 1,280 square meters. The Center costed about 17,5 Mio. Euros. The state parliament, which is about 50 years old and listed as historic monument was renovated for a total sum of 52 Mio Euros.

Link to an article about the Citizen’s celebration of the state parliament in Stuttgart, by Stuttgarter Nachrichten, 24th of June 2017:

Link to an article about the inauguration and opening of the Community and Media Center of the state parliament in Baden-Württemberg, by Pressebox from 22nd June 2017:

Services by LAP
Structural design

Bastian Kratzke

State of Baden-Württemberg

Staab Architekten, Berlin (House of the state parliament)
Henning Larsen GmbH, München (Community and Media Center)

Leaflet about the overall measure of the renovation and extension of the house of the state parliament in Baden-Württemberg can be found here: