From Informed Parametric Design to Fabrication: The Complex Reinforced Concrete Shell of the Railway Station Stuttgart 21

  • Frederic WaimerEmail author
  • Torsten Noack
  • Angelika Schmid
  • Roland Bechmann
Conference paper


As part of one of Germany biggest infrastructure projects in the 21st century, a new underground train station is currently under construction in the heart of Stuttgart. The station’s freeform geometry coupled with high requirements regarding the execution quality necessitated the development of a number of highly sophisticated digital tools. These tools are presented in the following paper.


Freeform Concrete Shell structures Digital design Optimization Reinforcement design Structural modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederic Waimer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Torsten Noack
    • 1
  • Angelika Schmid
    • 1
  • Roland Bechmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Werner Sobek AGStuttgartGermany

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