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The Imagine blog is supported by the Imagine Group which is a network of teachers and constructors – of builders, structural planners and climate designers. The group sees itself as a merger of educational, research and planning institutions working on conceptual and experimental solutions for structural and climate-related challenges. Imagine Group’s concept is to network the knowledge base according to the tasks and challenges at hand, to provide technical solutions for esthetic and constructive issues. This type of networked collaboration without large, locally fixed hierarchies enables an interdisciplinary, yet topic-related working method that is efficient and – just as important – fun. You are welcome to enjoy our blog that will include not only our concepts, ideas, news and thoughts but will also offer inspiring topics as well as pictures for your own creative work. for more info about the imagine group and the persons behind watch:

www.imagine-group.eu

our latest activity, more about our research output and archive like:

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or visit the homepage of the four members of the group directly

www.imagine-envelope.eu

www.imagine-structure.eu

www.imagine-computation.com

www.transsolar.com

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If you are a long time follower of our blog you may have recognized that we have posted a lot of content from the bucky lab the TU Delft prototyping master class. We have now started a new blog dedicated to the bucky lab, so if you are interested have a look and follow us also there:

www.buckylab.blogspot.com

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EXPERIMENTA HEILBRONN

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.

Team :

architecture: Studio 2050 haascookzemmrich

structural design: Schlaich Bergermann

climate design: Transsolar

landscape architecture: Atelier Dreiseitl

facade consultant: imagine envelope

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