After the sports car manufacturer has moved into its new 91 meter high tower on the Pragsattel, the excavators arrive in Zuffenhausen.
Anyone passing by Porscheplatz in Zuffenhausen these days might wonder what is going on behind a long construction fence. “The Porsche Center will be completely dismantled,” explains Nadescha Vornehm of Porsche AG. The move to the Pragsattel took place a few weeks ago. “But the official opening is yet to come.” This should take place in about five weeks.
The following is to be built where the former Porsche Center will soon be completely demolished: “On part of the area, Body Shop II will be expanded with an extension for automated storage technology to further optimize logistics of production,” says Vornehm. “As for the areas directly adjacent to Porscheplatz, Porsche is currently working on a feasibility study to further improve the square.”
The new headquarters takes shape
Much further on is the Porsche AG at the Pragsattel site. The sports car manufacturer, together with Porsche Design and Bülow AG, erected a 91-meter-high building on a plot of approximately 8,500 square meters. According to the city administration, it is the tallest Stuttgart skyscrapers. “We are building 12,500 cubic meters of concrete and 2,500 tons of steel over 25 floors,” Selcuk Ulu, CEO of Bülow AG in Stuttgart, told our newspaper in February.
A 168-room Radisson BLU hotel will be located on floors 9 to 23. “The restaurant and bar, including the roof terrace on the tenth floor, impress with views of downtown Stuttgart and the Killesberg,” s enthusiasm Porsche AG on its website. Around 5,500 square meters of office space is to be built on the lower eight floors, of which Porsche Consulting GmbH will be the main tenant. “The Porsche Design Tower in Pragsattel will be the new headquarters of the management consultancy with several locations in Germany and subsidiaries abroad,” explains the car manufacturer.
The new Porsche Centre, called Destination Porsche, is now located in the adjoining low-rise building. “This includes an exhibition on an area of 1500 square meters, in which 28 vehicles line up on a racing line like in a car race”, explained project manager Jochen Roth to our newspaper at the start of the year. There will also be designer products. The workshop will be significantly expanded with 3500 square meters.