Climate-active Baubotanik Urban Areas, Building Topologies and Infrastructures: Model Projects and Planning Tools

Authors: Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Ludwig (IGMA), Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Schönle ( Freier Architekt und Stadtplaner), Dipl.-Ing. Moritz Bellers (ILPÖ) | Consultation: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Baumüller, Dipl.-Ing. Regierungsbaumeisterin Imke Mumm | Assistance: M.A. Jakob Rauscher, Dipl.-Ing. Boyan Mihaylov, Dipl.-Ing. Ute Vees, Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Teiml | Commissioner: LUBW Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz Baden-Württemberg

The research initiative in the context of the program KLIMOPASS (Climate Change and Exemplary Adaptation in Baden Württemberg) was developed with funding from the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Energy Management in Baden Württemberg.


It aims to develop specific design proposals and realization strategies for the practical implementation of the potentials of Baubotanik regarding urban climate. Baubotanik offers, especially through the technique of plant addition, the possibility to connect the fast disposability of building greenery with the durability, long-term robustness and sustainable ecological effect of trees. Thereby the intensive greening of cities required within climate adaptation strategies can be met at high densities.


To reveal Baubotanik as innovative form of urban greenery and to discuss its possible contribution to the solution of urban climate and urban ecology problems, fistly well-known forms of urban greenery were compared with regards to their botanical, technical, spatial, economical and ecological aspects - both to each other and to Baubotanik.


Building up on this, five design proposals for climate-active Baubotanik buildings, urban quarters and infrastructures were developed. These were developed in an exemplary manner on different situations in Stuttgart, which exhibits a high urban climate relevance, as well as comparability to situations in other cities. As decision basis the Climate Atlas of the Stuttgart region and Stuttgart's building area management guidelines were used. In their objective, the model projects followed the two current relevant urban development concepts for Stuttgart, the climate adaptation concept KLIMAKS and the urban development concept STEK.