Flagship projects

Information on selected flagship research projects

Let us take you into the exciting world of top-level research at the MPA University of Stuttgart.

The Blue Tower in Bad Wimpfen

The Blue Tower in Bad Wimpfen was built in the 13th century as a keep. Since then it has been subjected to several structural changes, most recently the addition of four corner towers. Since 2013, a consortium with scientific-technical participation of the MPA University of Stuttgart has been investigating the tower and, based on this, has been fundamentally renovating it since 2018. Learn more about this project here.

Ariane Booster

The European Space Agency (ESA) is currently developing a new system for space transportation, the Ariane 6 rocket, and the central functional test of the solid rocket is being conducted at the MPA University of Stuttgart. Find out more about the project and the test in our 32-meter deep test shaft.

Concrete roadway 4.0

The increasing traffic loads on german roadways with simultaneously rising demands on their quality and durability requires a rethinking in the choice of building materials, construction and in the execution. Find out here how the MPA University of Stuttgart and a consortium of partners develop the road of the future in a project funded by the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt).

Stuttgart timber bridge

The solid timber bridge developed at the MPA University of Stuttgart in cooperation with industrial partners is the interdisciplinary answer for a material-compatible, permanent crossing of streams, roads and valleys. Find out here how the bridge works, that was awarded the German Timber Construction Prize 2017.


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Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Stefan Weihe

Managing Director

This picture showsHarald Garrecht
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Harald Garrecht


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