we are often involved in architectural competitions, supporting the architects within the design team and other consultants. Normally we always publish when we win, but sometimes we also loose and dont talk about it… In this case we would like to show the design. HaasCookZemmrich based in Stuttgart contributed for the competition of the extension of the Experiementa Building in Heilbronn, a science center to allow the visitors to interact with experiments and the exhibition.
The design contains a huge 3D dome, a biosphare on the roof and cells that house smaller experiments. The whole building is closed with a wooden facade that is in some parts semi open to allow natural ventilations and create a mid temeprature climate to allow sun gains in the winter and a good ventilation in the summer to prevent overheating. Its the spacial quality and the appropriate choice of materials that made us hope to be able to realize this great design. But thats life.
We had fun doing it with the whole team and we will do it again, for better buildings, for a better climate and our small contribution for a better architecture in the future.
architecture: Studio 2050 haascookzemmrich
structural design: Schlaich Bergermann
climate design: Transsolar
landscape architecture: Atelier Dreiseitl
facade consultant: imagine envelope