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

FUTURE CITY LAB BERLIN WORKSHOP

The last 3 days we had a very inspiring workshop in the Aedes gallery in Berlin. Future City Lab is imagined by Thomas Auer / Transsolar and Daniel Dendra / anotherArchitect to develop and research the furture of our cities of 2050. Following the spririt ” We cant predict the future we have to design it, the future city lab becomes a network of experts, universities and students from all over the world. 

Normally without a location, the future city lab settled down in the architectural gallery AEDES in Berlin converting the exhibition rooms into a workshop lab hosting several workshops with world class experts and creative students in different fields of interest. 

This time the workshop was called “clothing the city” and was supported by the korean company KOLON, which is one of the biggest groups in Korea. Having the different experts from the automotive, technical textiles and fashion departments on the table the students were able to think about the future of the textile skin of our buildings and facades. 

Next to the experts from Kolon, members of the imagine group Thomas Auer, Ulrich Knaack, Holger Techen and Marcel Bilow also the Korean architects from SUH architects Euhlo Suh and Kyungen Kim joined the workshop to support the students with their concepts and ideas. 

More info about the future city lab on:  http://www.ftrctlb.com/
you can also follow the facebook site of the future city lab just search for futurecitylab.

FUTURE CITY LAB BERLIN WORKSHOP

The last 3 days we had a very inspiring workshop in the Aedes gallery in Berlin. Future City Lab is imagined by Thomas Auer / Transsolar and Daniel Dendra / anotherArchitect to develop and research the furture of our cities of 2050. Following the spririt ” We cant predict the future we have to design it, the future city lab becomes a network of experts, universities and students from all over the world.

Normally without a location, the future city lab settled down in the architectural gallery AEDES in Berlin converting the exhibition rooms into a workshop lab hosting several workshops with world class experts and creative students in different fields of interest.

This time the workshop was called “clothing the city” and was supported by the korean company KOLON, which is one of the biggest groups in Korea. Having the different experts from the automotive, technical textiles and fashion departments on the table the students were able to think about the future of the textile skin of our buildings and facades.

Next to the experts from Kolon, members of the imagine group Thomas Auer, Ulrich Knaack, Holger Techen and Marcel Bilow also the Korean architects from SUH architects Euhlo Suh and Kyungen Kim joined the workshop to support the students with their concepts and ideas.

More info about the future city lab on: http://www.ftrctlb.com/
you can also follow the facebook site of the future city lab just search for futurecitylab.

AMAZING: URBAN THINK TANK TOGETHER WITH THE IMAGINE GROUP WINS HOLCIM GLOBAL AWARD SILVER
We just got the news, our project in Sao Paulo in which the whole imagine group containing imagine envelope (facade), imagine structure (structure) and Transsolar (climate concept) received the Global Holcim Silver Award. Based on a concept by Urban Think Tank, we put all our effort in supporting the team. Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner adressed this building as a social hub in the middle of the vavelas of Sao Paulo.
We are very happy and proud to receive after the gold award for the national Holcim award in south america also the silver global award, indicating this building and its concepts as the worlds best sustainable solution.
Have a look at the project by clicking into the picture, all plans are available in high and low res.

AMAZING: URBAN THINK TANK TOGETHER WITH THE IMAGINE GROUP WINS HOLCIM GLOBAL AWARD SILVER

We just got the news, our project in Sao Paulo in which the whole imagine group containing imagine envelope (facade), imagine structure (structure) and Transsolar (climate concept) received the Global Holcim Silver Award. Based on a concept by Urban Think Tank, we put all our effort in supporting the team. Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner adressed this building as a social hub in the middle of the vavelas of Sao Paulo.

We are very happy and proud to receive after the gold award for the national Holcim award in south america also the silver global award, indicating this building and its concepts as the worlds best sustainable solution.

Have a look at the project by clicking into the picture, all plans are available in high and low res.

IMAGINE BOOK LAUNCH
On the 9th of March we will launch the new two books of the imagine book series we publish with 010 publishers. Feel free to join the event, but send a note in advance just to make sure we have enough wine …
The books will be imagine 03 performance driven envelope made by Holger Techen, Ulrich Knaack, Tillmann Klein and Marcel Bilow
imagine 05 energy is written by Thomas Auer, Linda Hildebrand, Ulrich Knaack and Marcel Bilow.
Having published no.3 now we also closed the gab in the series …and no.6 is already in printing …we will announce that later.

IMAGINE BOOK LAUNCH

On the 9th of March we will launch the new two books of the imagine book series we publish with 010 publishers. Feel free to join the event, but send a note in advance just to make sure we have enough wine …

The books will be imagine 03 performance driven envelope made by Holger Techen, Ulrich Knaack, Tillmann Klein and Marcel Bilow

imagine 05 energy is written by Thomas Auer, Linda Hildebrand, Ulrich Knaack and Marcel Bilow.

Having published no.3 now we also closed the gab in the series …and no.6 is already in printing …we will announce that later.

IMAGINE GROUP WINS HOLCIM AWARD 2011
the imagine group containing imagine structure, Transsolar and imagine envelope supported the design team of Alfredo Brillembourg / Urban Think Tank to develop a sustainable project in the favelas of Sao Paolo. With this project we won the Holcim Award 2011. We are very proud for this achievement and congratulate the team for this prize.
more infos about the project by clicking into the picture and here :
http://www.holcimfoundation.org/T1358/A11LAgoBR.htm

IMAGINE GROUP WINS HOLCIM AWARD 2011

the imagine group containing imagine structure, Transsolar and imagine envelope supported the design team of Alfredo Brillembourg / Urban Think Tank to develop a sustainable project in the favelas of Sao Paolo. With this project we won the Holcim Award 2011. We are very proud for this achievement and congratulate the team for this prize.

more infos about the project by clicking into the picture and here :

http://www.holcimfoundation.org/T1358/A11LAgoBR.htm

transsolar

transsolar:

Finally the digital version of our cloud at the Venice Biennale went online today.

CLOUDSCAP.ES AWARD is looking for:

Innovative visionary developments with regard to a building skin, which might have an impact on: energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, outdoor environmental quality and/or embedded energy / resources required for construction

We are looking for a sketch idea with: title, visualization - up to 4 images,

statement - a short text of up to 300 words in English.

The jury will award $ 16 000 in prizes.

Have a look at the short animation or come and visit cloudscap.es

Submit your work or just enjoy the ideas cloud.