With 270 architectural models, the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart owns an extensive collection of illustrative objects on buildings from the early modern period to the present day.
The models were mostly created as part of exhibition projects that have been and are being shown in major institutions worldwide. The results illustrate the close collaboration of lecturers, students and workshop management based on research, observation, and experience. For many models, only a few plan materials and photographs were available as a basis. In addition, they are reflections of the prevailing methods of representation at the time of their creation which is reflected in their materiality and degree of abstraction. The focus is on buildings constructed in Stuttgart as well as other buildings and projects from the early 20th century. Particularly noteworthy are the models in the faculty's inventory for the exhibitions: Weißenhofsiedlung, Neues Bauen International 1927, Balnea, Sowjetische Avantgarde (Soviet Avant-Garde) 1924-1937, and Paul Bonatz.
The collection is supervised by staff of the Institute of Architectural History (ifag) who are responsible for its storage and maintenance as well as for loans.
Katharina Stolz, M.A.
Friedrich Becker, M.A.