As a family company in its seventh generation, the HOS group can look back on its history with pride and considers itself privileged to be able to work according to values fostered across two centuries. Many people have contributed with energy and passion to be able to write industrial history in front of Stuttgart’s gates and, as part of that process, to construct buildings of great importance in the history of architecture. This becomes particularly clear when you look at the grounds of almost ten hectares and the historical buildings located in them from the roof of the Wendlingen boiler house, when you enter the water turbine house from 1886 or should you browse through the cabinet-high archives that contain a treasure-trove of drawings from every single phase of construction. As with previous generations in the textile industry, the HOS Group also has a fundamental vision today. With the development of the Otto Quartier, it wants to offer something truly exceptional to the residents of Wendlingen, the borough and the region: a piece of history which can be experienced first-hand in the form of a vibrant, urban city quarter that brings together work, leisure and living in one place.