Das Weisse Haus
Because of technical defects, the staggered original building, built in 1974 by Max Bächer in the Königstrasse in Stuttgart, needed a new shell. The old façade of anodised aluminium, designed for 'Radio-And-Music Store Lerche', was replaced by a self-supporting white concrete façade. The unused entrance area and open-plan offices were replaced by smaller office units. Spatially, the new façade is in dialogue with Paul Stohrer's 1950s office building. The new, cubical building bridges a height difference of 3,60 m on the narrow side facing the Schmale Strasse. It is oriented to the current urban context and, as a store-front and office building, has an urban character, showing clear lines and giving the entrance to the Königstrassee more density and profile (text from website architects).