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Architectural Contest

In 1910 the developer, the Royal Wuerttemberg Railways, organised a nationwide contest. There were 70 designs.

The jury decided on the »umbilicus sueviae« design of the young architect Paul Bonatz (1877 – 1956) and his partner Friedrich Eugen Scholer (1874 – 1948).
 

 

Bonatz´s contest design of 1911
Bonatz´s contest design of 1911
 

 

Plan of Bonatz´s contest design
Plan of Bonatz´s contest design
 

 

Model of the contest design with the massive platform halls
Model of the contest design with the massive platform halls
 

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» Development of the Design and Construction

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» Destruction in World War II and Reconstruction

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