Porsche Pavilion at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg by Henn Architekten; photo by HG Esch
Earlier this year, a Munich-based architectural practice led by Gunter Henn, Henn Architekten, have realised this fluid, curvilinear pavilion for Porsche. Located near the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg’s Autostadt, the pavilion has been designed to formally echo the dynamic silhouette of the iconic automobile while the structure’s façade has been prefabricated from no less than 620 sheets of stainless steel. (more…)
Level Green. Photos: Uwe Walter, Berlin
The Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, launched a new exhibition.
Personal responsibility in the sustainable use of global resources continues to play an increasingly important role in the life of the average consumer. In this context, the offices of J. MAYER H. Architects and Art+Com Berlin were commissioned to develope a permanent exhibition on the topic sustainability for the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. The exhibition Level Green was opened on the 4th of June 2009 and encompasses approximately 1000 m2, the exhibition renders this highly complex topic tangible, providing for an aesthetic access to information. In so doing, it seeks to unfold the various aspects of the topic while creating an information environment that addresses the visitor on different sensual levels.
The well known PET-sign was taken as a starting point from which the metaphor of the extensively branched web was developed.
Subject to constant re-evaluation based on the latest scientific findings, the term sustainability is characterized by a high degree of complexity. The architectural design of Level Green takes the numerous interdependencies of the topic as a starting point and translates this quality into the metaphor of the web. Similar to a continuous organism, the single elements of the exhibition are connected into one homogenous structure that houses all content and technical installations.
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