ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier

ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier
ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier

We put the human being in the center of our work.

Man is seen as an individual who is unique and has not only body and soul, but also spirit. Therefore, man has not only material but also immaterial, i.e. soul and spiritual needs, which must be satisfied by his environment.

We see cities and towns as microcosmic individuals

that have the task of satisfying not only physical, but also soul and mental needs of man. Consequently, cities are not just a random assemblage of buildings. They are to be understood as a creative and unique social task in space and time. Every city or place needs its own identity, a "genius loci".

We believe in the power of beauty.

Vibrant and beautiful places are the best prerequisite for shaping, cultivating and developing people and their culture, both from a mental and intellectual aspect, as well as from a spiritual and psychological aspect. In this sense, we try to follow the global wisdom: "Beauty can save humanity."

We create feelings and experiences in space.

Emotional and mental experiences of human beings through urban beauty, e.g. through a varied and stimulating atmosphere are as important for the quality of life as physical living conditions, work, communication, etc. Consequently, our goal in any task is to plan and design not only physical, but much more emotional and spiritual experiences.


ISA - Internationales Stadtbauatelier was founded under the name Stadtbauatelier in 1978. Taking into account our increasing international activities and the addition of new partners, it was renamed ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier in 2007.

The ISA - Internationales Stadtbauatelier is an international, interdisciplinary planning group consisting of strong individual personalities with different professional and cultural backgrounds. It combines long experience with fresh concepts, ideas and the methods of young colleagues.

From the beginning it was conceived as a planning and realization office for the broad professional spectrum from urban planning, urban design to urban architecture. While at first it was closely connected with the Urban Planning Institute of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of Stuttgart, today it cooperates with various institutes and universities in Germany and abroad. Due to the fact that most urban planning tasks are of both theoretical and practical nature, the ISA combines research and practice in planning and realization.

Each project is understood as a new and individual task. There is no fixed scheme, solutions are developed in dialogue with the place and the people. The interplay of architecture, open space planning, urban design and urban planning is considered important. The goal is always a holistic, spatial-design solution that is presented in a clear and citizen-oriented manner, even in the case of abstract plans.

The ISA develops a great collective energy through teamwork of strong individuals with special qualities and a deep personal interest in urban planning, urban design and architecture. This leads to an efficient group dynamic. We form a new team for each project, usually with members of multiple cultures in the cross-cultural projects. A project leader organizes the team, but as much as possible everyone works together in partnership. This helps not only to find individual solutions for each task, but also to develop a specific approach to the task. The creative richness of the projects has one of its roots here.



ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier
Furtbachstraße 10
70178 Stuttgart

Phone + 49.711.64030-31



ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier
768 creative park block A
West park 3-005, Xueyuanlu str. no.5
Haidian District
100083, Beijing

Phone +86.10.6269.8680



ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier
Room 601, 33 Choryangsang-ro 63beonga-gil, Dong-gu, Busan
South Korea



ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier
Kehua Street 25, Le Tian Chuang Yi Yuan A-5006 Tianhe District,510640 Guangzhou



Articles and Projects of ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier

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Areal Deckenfabrik, Calw, Germany ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier
Industrial Park Feuerbach-Ost, Stuttgart, Germany ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier
Masterplan for Urban Movement Spaces, Stuttgart, Germany ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier
Nansha Cooperation Zone – Eco industrial City, Guangzhou, China ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier
Solar City - Taif New Town, Taif, Saudi Arabia ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier