Thinking About New Open Spaces in Stuttgart West

Isabel Zintl, who studied landscape architecture and urban planning, was a WimmelResearch-Fellow in winter 2016. The project she developed at Platform 12 at the Bosch Campus in Renningen focused on open spaces in cities. In the context of cities as spaces for negotiating communal life, Zintl is more interested in researching how to utilize existing open spaces than on how to create them. In the open model of Platform 12, an experimental space designed by the artistic duo Wimmelforschung in collaboration with Bosch as part of Bosch’s new center for research and advance engineering, she found an appropriate surrounding for her research. The WimmelResearch-Fellowship is a joint project between Robert Bosch GmbH, Akademie Schloss Solitude and Wimmelforschung. The collaboration is based on the development of Platform 12 offering an environment that allows its employees to work independently from the company’s organizational structure and serves as a creative hub. As an essential feature, Platform 12 includes a permanent collaboration with Akademie Schloss Solitude, in whose framework artists of various disciplines engage with the company as indirect observers and outside instigators with their own artistic projects.


Sophie-Charlotte Thieroff
Yvonne Arnold

Camera / Editor / Postproduction:
Hagen Betzwieser

With the participation of :
Seminar Landschaftsarchitektur der
Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
Klaus Meyer,
Department of Corporate Research, Robert Bosch GmbH

Gathering, Podington Bear