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On a 25.650 m² area at the green district Zehlendorf a new stadium on behalf of the Berlin Rugby Club (BRC) is planned, that will host 1.000 spectators.Aside from the stands, the two-storey building comprises sanitary facilities and changing rooms for the team players, a gym and an office. A restaurant with bar is also part oft he stadium.The architecture´s materiality is dominated by exposed concrete and glass. The stadium’s façade is set together by prefabricated shotcrete rectangles. All non-private areas on the second floor – office, restaurant and fitness room – come with glass façades and are formed as boxes to be slid-in under the roof of the stands, thereby making transparent their usage. The restaurant will be equipped with large-scale transparent sliding elements to be opened with warm weather. All sanitary facilities and changing rooms on the ground floor will be illuminated by natural light coming from skylights.A steel frame construction makes the roof floating lightly above the slid-in glass boxes underneath.

Programm / Program: Sportstadion / Sports stadiumFläche / Area: 2.625 m²Auftraggeber / Client: Berliner Rugby Club2015

On a 25.650 m² area at the green district Zehlendorf a new stadium on behalf of the Berlin Rugby Club (BRC) is planned, that will host 1.000 spectators.

Aside from the stands, the two-storey building comprises sanitary facilities and changing rooms for the team players, a gym and an office. A restaurant with bar is also part oft he stadium.

The architecture´s materiality is dominated by exposed concrete and glass. The stadium’s façade is set together by prefabricated shotcrete rectangles. All non-private areas on the second floor – office, restaurant and fitness room – come with glass façades and are formed as boxes to be slid-in under the roof of the stands, thereby making transparent their usage. The restaurant will be equipped with large-scale transparent sliding elements to be opened with warm weather. All sanitary facilities and changing rooms on the ground floor will be illuminated by natural light coming from skylights.

A steel frame construction makes the roof floating lightly above the slid-in glass boxes underneath.

Programm / Program:
Sportstadion / Sports stadium

Fläche / Area:
2.625 

Auftraggeber / Client:
Berliner Rugby Club

2015

Rugby Stadium
© CollignonArchitektur
Cultural

Competition 2006/ 2007 The Zoological Garden in Karlsruhe is adding a new elephant house and a new ticket office to its facilities. Furthermore the "Tullabad" an existing indoor aquatic centre located in the adjacent park is being added to the Zoo and converted into a vivarium for birds and reptiles together with a restaurant and a zoological education centre.The symbolic design of the new elephant house and its location is creating a new urban context and a strong visual statement: - a plaza in front of the "Tullabad" to guide the visitor towards the entry on the east side of the Zoo - the expressive design of the new elephant house, the redesigned Tullabad and the digital media pavilion for the ticket office and shop define the space - the entry area widening towards the inside allows for a nice view across the park with the lake and the gardens, the restaurant terrace and the elephant house.The design of the elephant house is derived from the natural habitat of the asian elephants that are being kept in the Zoo in Karlsruhe. It relates to the rainforest with its dense stock of trees and treetop canopy using it as an abstract image for the architectural concept. Load-bearing columns appear like tree trunks and skylights penetrate the solid roof, referring to clearings of a forest. The subtle irregularity of the construction elements creates a playful composition within a strict system. The interior and exterior of the elephant house including the water basin follow this design concept.Visitors and elephants alike are situated in one room on the same level and separated only by the water basin. Without any vertical barriers acting as a separation the visitor can experience the space and the animals within. An exhibition space is located at the basement level from which aquaria-like panes of glass allow exciting views of the water basin from below and make it possible to observe elephants when swimming in the water. The essential service areas are located in a box-like structure that is placed as a freestanding object within the space.A related but separate project is the conversion of the entire historic indoor aquatic centre into a vivarium. The pools are used for plant beds and water basins but are not recognizable as such. The visitors are being guided along raised „catwalks“ which separate them from the animals making it possible to experience the animals and their habitat from close by.

Programm / Program: Gesamtkonzept Zoologischer Stadtgarten + Elefantenhaus + Umnutzung eines denkmalgeschützten Schwimmbades / New Concept for Zoo and Park + Elephant House + Redevelopment of old Swimming HallFläche / Area: 4.800 m² Gebäude / BuildingAuftraggeber / Client: Stadt Karlsruhe2007

Competition 2006/ 2007
The Zoological Garden in Karlsruhe is adding a new elephant house and a new ticket office to its facilities. Furthermore the "Tullabad" an existing indoor aquatic centre located in the adjacent park is being added to the Zoo and converted into a vivarium for birds and reptiles together with a restaurant and a zoological education centre.

The symbolic design of the new elephant house and its location is creating a new urban context and a strong visual statement: - a plaza in front of the "Tullabad" to guide the visitor towards the entry on the east side of the Zoo - the expressive design of the new elephant house, the redesigned Tullabad and the digital media pavilion for the ticket office and shop define the space - the entry area widening towards the inside allows for a nice view across the park with the lake and the gardens, the restaurant terrace and the elephant house.

The design of the elephant house is derived from the natural habitat of the asian elephants that are being kept in the Zoo in Karlsruhe. It relates to the rainforest with its dense stock of trees and treetop canopy using it as an abstract image for the architectural concept. Load-bearing columns appear like tree trunks and skylights penetrate the solid roof, referring to clearings of a forest. The subtle irregularity of the construction elements creates a playful composition within a strict system. The interior and exterior of the elephant house including the water basin follow this design concept.

Visitors and elephants alike are situated in one room on the same level and separated only by the water basin. Without any vertical barriers acting as a separation the visitor can experience the space and the animals within. An exhibition space is located at the basement level from which aquaria-like panes of glass allow exciting views of the water basin from below and make it possible to observe elephants when swimming in the water. The essential service areas are located in a box-like structure that is placed as a freestanding object within the space.

A related but separate project is the conversion of the entire historic indoor aquatic centre into a vivarium. The pools are used for plant beds and water basins but are not recognizable as such. The visitors are being guided along raised „catwalks“ which separate them from the animals making it possible to experience the animals and their habitat from close by.

Programm / Program:
Gesamtkonzept Zoologischer Stadtgarten + Elefantenhaus + Umnutzung eines denkmalgeschützten Schwimmbades / New Concept for Zoo and Park + Elephant House + Redevelopment of old Swimming Hall

Fläche / Area:
4.800 m² Gebäude / Building

Auftraggeber / Client:
Stadt Karlsruhe

2007

Zoological Garden
© CollignonArchitektur / ATELIER LOIDL
Cultural

In 1923 Walter Gropius developed an innovative building concept which was new at its time: Using a "large scale construction kit" a house is being build from numerous, standardized parts or units and fitted to the needs of its owner in a cost-effective way.The Bauhaus Archive/ Museum of Design is in need of additional space for almost all of its departments: educational science, special exhibits, events and a more advanced visitor service. For the efficient operation of the facility an extension building is needed. Based on the initiative of the "Group 09 - friends of the Bauhaus Archive/ Museum of Design" a scheme was developed for the construction of a temporary pavilion. This temporary pavilion will be used until funds for the addition will be available. The temporary character of the building is being indicated by the use of “Euro Pallets” as the proposed construction.The meaning of the term "pallet" is multifaceted: it stands for variety, assortment and sequence. And - pallets are being used to pack up goods. They are being used for transportation, similar to the temporary pavilion, which is being used as an intermediate stop for things that do not have sufficient space in the currently constricted rooms of the Bauhaus Archive.A large room is being formed by stacked standardized Euro Pallets , which is not unlike the concept of the "Honeycomb-House" that was developed by Gropius. The gaps between the boards of the pallets provide the interior of the space with a suspenseful diffused light and give the internally illuminated building an interesting appearance during the night. On the exterior the Bauhaus-Box is being extended by means of a terrace, which allows for additional usage during summer and provides a nice outdoor space close to the water. Additional modular systems like tent structures or platforms can be used to provide space for large-scale events.

Programm / Program: Ausstellung + Veranstaltung / Exhibition + Event-SpaceFläche / Area: 200 m²Auftraggeber / Client: Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung2011

In 1923 Walter Gropius developed an innovative building concept which was new at its time: Using a "large scale construction kit" a house is being build from numerous, standardized parts or units and fitted to the needs of its owner in a cost-effective way.

The Bauhaus Archive/ Museum of Design is in need of additional space for almost all of its departments: educational science, special exhibits, events and a more advanced visitor service. For the efficient operation of the facility an extension building is needed. Based on the initiative of the "Group 09 - friends of the Bauhaus Archive/ Museum of Design" a scheme was developed for the construction of a temporary pavilion. This temporary pavilion will be used until funds for the addition will be available. The temporary character of the building is being indicated by the use of “Euro Pallets” as the proposed construction.

The meaning of the term "pallet" is multifaceted: it stands for variety, assortment and sequence. And - pallets are being used to pack up goods. They are being used for transportation, similar to the temporary pavilion, which is being used as an intermediate stop for things that do not have sufficient space in the currently constricted rooms of the Bauhaus Archive.

A large room is being formed by stacked standardized Euro Pallets , which is not unlike the concept of the "Honeycomb-House" that was developed by Gropius. The gaps between the boards of the pallets provide the interior of the space with a suspenseful diffused light and give the internally illuminated building an interesting appearance during the night. On the exterior the Bauhaus-Box is being extended by means of a terrace, which allows for additional usage during summer and provides a nice outdoor space close to the water. Additional modular systems like tent structures or platforms can be used to provide space for large-scale events.

Programm / Program:
Ausstellung + Veranstaltung / Exhibition + Event-Space

Fläche / Area:
200 m²

Auftraggeber / Client:
Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung

2011

Bauhaus Pavillon
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Cultural

International Competition, 2nd Place This prize winning competition design for the German pavilion at the Expo 2000 contains a 360° cinema, with 42 meters diameter, the related "Pre-show" and waiting areas as well as large exhibition spaces. It displays a highly symbolic image connected to the theme of the Expo "Humankind-Nature-Technology". The shape of the building, which is inspired by models from nature, is based on the central circular cinema, the innovative Green ventilation system and by strategies of visitor flow management. The resulting architecture with its dynamic expression is complimented by the rich and lively texture of the façade and is based on a precise geometry.The shape of the building with it’s imbricated façade functions as a type of "wind-paddle-wheel", a kind of static wind turbine, open in all directions. It provides a natural ventilation system using thermal and aerodynamic low-pressure systems, activating the thermal buffer effect of solid structural floor slabs. At peak times (Expo) additional mechanical by heating and cooling ceilings is used. The central rotunda with it’s "Frisbee-roof" made of translucent pneumatically tensioned membranes acts as a thermodynamic ventilation stack, creating negative pressure even under light wind conditions.Lightweight constructions are used for material and energy savings for the atrium and the rotunda roof. The large span entrance facades are built from tensioned membrane façade systems. Shading and darkening elements are made from local timber.The holistic sustainable concept of the building allows for a commercial use after the Expo period, a building with a natural energy saving ventilation system and a unique quality of spaces. After removal of the specific Expo fit out a functional building with two atria is left for the future, suitable for a variety of office, research, educational or exhibition purposes.

Programm / Program: EXPO-Pavillion / EXPO-PavillionFläche / Area: 18.000 m²Auftraggeber / Client: Trägergesellschaft Deutscher Pavillon2000

International Competition, 2nd Place This prize winning competition design for the German pavilion at the Expo 2000 contains a 360° cinema, with 42 meters diameter, the related "Pre-show" and waiting areas as well as large exhibition spaces. It displays a highly symbolic image connected to the theme of the Expo "Humankind-Nature-Technology". The shape of the building, which is inspired by models from nature, is based on the central circular cinema, the innovative Green ventilation system and by strategies of visitor flow management. The resulting architecture with its dynamic expression is complimented by the rich and lively texture of the façade and is based on a precise geometry.

The shape of the building with it’s imbricated façade functions as a type of "wind-paddle-wheel", a kind of static wind turbine, open in all directions. It provides a natural ventilation system using thermal and aerodynamic low-pressure systems, activating the thermal buffer effect of solid structural floor slabs. At peak times (Expo) additional mechanical by heating and cooling ceilings is used. The central rotunda with it’s "Frisbee-roof" made of translucent pneumatically tensioned membranes acts as a thermodynamic ventilation stack, creating negative pressure even under light wind conditions.

Lightweight constructions are used for material and energy savings for the atrium and the rotunda roof. The large span entrance facades are built from tensioned membrane façade systems. Shading and darkening elements are made from local timber.

The holistic sustainable concept of the building allows for a commercial use after the Expo period, a building with a natural energy saving ventilation system and a unique quality of spaces. After removal of the specific Expo fit out a functional building with two atria is left for the future, suitable for a variety of office, research, educational or exhibition purposes.

Programm / Program:
EXPO-Pavillion / EXPO-Pavillion

Fläche / Area:
18.000 m²

Auftraggeber / Client:
Trägergesellschaft Deutscher Pavillon

2000

Deutscher Pavillon Expo 2000
© CollignonArchitektur
Cultural

The city library, on former railway land, was envisaged as the first public building of the "Stuttgart 21" Project.The central design concept was the (re)interpretation of a library in the Internet Age as a place of meeting and interaction. To achieve this an open inner space, full of possibilities for experiencing and interacting, was created within a maximised built volume.A glazed double skin facade was developed for the building, with inset horizontal wooden slats ("book-shelf", "horizontal hold’ lines"), as well as an innovative natural ventilation design.

Programm / Program: Bibliothek / LibraryFläche / Area: 32.000 m²Auftraggeber / Client: Stadt Stuttgart1999

The city library, on former railway land, was envisaged as the first public building of the "Stuttgart 21" Project.

The central design concept was the (re)interpretation of a library in the Internet Age as a place of meeting and interaction. To achieve this an open inner space, full of possibilities for experiencing and interacting, was created within a maximised built volume.

A glazed double skin facade was developed for the building, with inset horizontal wooden slats ("book-shelf", "horizontal hold’ lines"), as well as an innovative natural ventilation design.

Programm / Program:
Bibliothek / Library

Fläche / Area:
32.000 m²

Auftraggeber / Client:
Stadt Stuttgart

1999

Bibliothek des 21. Jahrhunderts
© CollignonArchitektur
Cultural

Realisation competition The design for the modern gallery of the Saarland Museum, an extension to the "Galerie der Gegenwart", expresses a clear architectural standpoint in which space and design remain neutral vis-à-vis the art works and do not compete with them. At the same time, thanks to its object-like quality the architecture symbolises the art theme. With the simplicity and proportion of the large exhibition rooms, lit from above, it radiates great spatial power.The L-shaped new building grows, without subordinating itself to it, from the logic of the high-quality existing building, complementing it to a new building form and creating an internal sculpture court. In town planning terms the new building relates to the height of the surrounding buildings and upgrades the pathway to the riverbank. The design of the facade, with its polished white concrete panels (with light-coloured aggregates), picks up the visual structure of the natural "Nagelfluh" stone used in the old buildings and at the same time contrasts its colour effect to that material. The new building develops a particular luminosity.The spatial concept consists of dividable rooms on a grid of 2.1 x 2.1 m, in which flexible dividing walls can be fixed at floor and ceiling, making possible a great variety of exhibition concepts. At the same time, this concept creates a comprehensive new route through the exhibition rooms of the old building and the extension. The exhibition area for the collection in the upper floor cantilevers over the existing building. Underneath there is a new comfortable, glazed foyer for the museum complex, giving a clear view from the street of the newly created sculpture court. The foyer provides areas for the ticket desk, museum shop and restaurant, as well as lift and stairs to the exhibition space on the first floor and to the special exhibition area and the old building. The old and new buildings are also connected on the lower floor by opening up a central axis. On the lower floor are cloakrooms and WC’s for the public as well as workshops for restoration work, offices, technical areas and logistics rooms.The ambient air quality in the rooms, which is important for maintaining the collection, is ensured by an energy-saving combination of a minimized ventilation system and concrete core activation, and based on the latest air conditioning technologies.

Programm / Program: Museum / MuseumFläche / Area: 4.875 m²Auftraggeber / Client: Stiftung Saarländischer Kulturbesitz2007

Realisation competition The design for the modern gallery of the Saarland Museum, an extension to the "Galerie der Gegenwart", expresses a clear architectural standpoint in which space and design remain neutral vis-à-vis the art works and do not compete with them. At the same time, thanks to its object-like quality the architecture symbolises the art theme. With the simplicity and proportion of the large exhibition rooms, lit from above, it radiates great spatial power.

The L-shaped new building grows, without subordinating itself to it, from the logic of the high-quality existing building, complementing it to a new building form and creating an internal sculpture court. In town planning terms the new building relates to the height of the surrounding buildings and upgrades the pathway to the riverbank. The design of the facade, with its polished white concrete panels (with light-coloured aggregates), picks up the visual structure of the natural "Nagelfluh" stone used in the old buildings and at the same time contrasts its colour effect to that material. The new building develops a particular luminosity.

The spatial concept consists of dividable rooms on a grid of 2.1 x 2.1 m, in which flexible dividing walls can be fixed at floor and ceiling, making possible a great variety of exhibition concepts. At the same time, this concept creates a comprehensive new route through the exhibition rooms of the old building and the extension. The exhibition area for the collection in the upper floor cantilevers over the existing building. Underneath there is a new comfortable, glazed foyer for the museum complex, giving a clear view from the street of the newly created sculpture court. The foyer provides areas for the ticket desk, museum shop and restaurant, as well as lift and stairs to the exhibition space on the first floor and to the special exhibition area and the old building. The old and new buildings are also connected on the lower floor by opening up a central axis. On the lower floor are cloakrooms and WC’s for the public as well as workshops for restoration work, offices, technical areas and logistics rooms.

The ambient air quality in the rooms, which is important for maintaining the collection, is ensured by an energy-saving combination of a minimized ventilation system and concrete core activation, and based on the latest air conditioning technologies.

Programm / Program:
Museum / Museum

Fläche / Area:
4.875 m²

Auftraggeber / Client:
Stiftung Saarländischer Kulturbesitz

2007

Galerie der Gegenwart
© CollignonArchitektur
Cultural

International Competition, 6th place, 2000 The situation in a central industrial area of Turin, its uses as library, theatre and cultural institute, all suggest an inward-looking building. Its presence becomes the city's new landmark. The prominent, city-facing "atrium" serves as a meeting place with an exciting experiential quality, an observation platform and as a symbol, which is effective from far away. It functions, together with the two large inner courtyards, as the central circulation zone and forms, with its double glass skin, the "thermal engine" of a natural ventilation system. The clear, structured design of the building complex, which has a variety of sequential spaces, takes its vitality from the interplay between transparent and closed surfaces.

Programm / Program: Kulturzentrum / Cultural CentreFläche / Area: 43.270 m²Auftraggeber / Client: Commune di Torino2000

International Competition, 6th place, 2000 The situation in a central industrial area of Turin, its uses as library, theatre and cultural institute, all suggest an inward-looking building. Its presence becomes the city's new landmark. The prominent, city-facing "atrium" serves as a meeting place with an exciting experiential quality, an observation platform and as a symbol, which is effective from far away. It functions, together with the two large inner courtyards, as the central circulation zone and forms, with its double glass skin, the "thermal engine" of a natural ventilation system. The clear, structured design of the building complex, which has a variety of sequential spaces, takes its vitality from the interplay between transparent and closed surfaces.

Programm / Program:
Kulturzentrum / Cultural Centre

Fläche / Area:
43.270 m²

Auftraggeber / Client:
Commune di Torino

2000

Cultural Centre
© mc3d
Cultural

Planning Competition 2009 The cultural centre in this smallish city in the industrially productive south-western part of Germany acts as a unifying element between the two main urban elements of the location: The town hall with its tower and a market place with its connection to the lake and the adjacent park. The building base with a "Colonnade" façade defines a new space edge for the market place. This evocative architecture is reminiscent of the ancient Greek "Stoa" a place of culture and debate amongst intellectuals. It not only serves as an entrance to the building but as a communicative place. The new library forms a high point. Large metal sliding elements function as solar shading panels. The pixel pattern lasered into the sliding panels is a digital representation of literary texts, translated into binary computer language.The building is based on a passive, energy saving ventilation and cooling system. This system can generate the ventilation of the building between 50 and 70 percent of the year without additional cooling or heating energy and without significant mechanical support of ventilation. Within this period of the year reasonable temperature conditions can be maintained in the premises by natural means.The main engine of this thermodynamic passive ventilation system is the double skin façade of the library cube. The air between the two sealed façade layers obtains a sufficient temperature through thermal gains as to create a natural stack effect. This stack effect creates a low pressure extracting the air from the building base and the library cube up over the roof. The air supply is streaming through a labyrinth of ducts through the basement of the building, which is tempered by the constant temperature of the adjacent soil.

Programm / Program: Kulturzentrum mit Bibliothek, Theater, Festsaal / Cultural Centre including Library, Theatre, Banquet FacilityFläche / Area: 12.380 m²Auftraggeber / Client: Stadt Kornwestheim2009

Planning Competition 2009
The cultural centre in this smallish city in the industrially productive south-western part of Germany acts as a unifying element between the two main urban elements of the location: The town hall with its tower and a market place with its connection to the lake and the adjacent park. The building base with a "Colonnade" façade defines a new space edge for the market place. This evocative architecture is reminiscent of the ancient Greek "Stoa" a place of culture and debate amongst intellectuals. It not only serves as an entrance to the building but as a communicative place. The new library forms a high point. Large metal sliding elements function as solar shading panels. The pixel pattern lasered into the sliding panels is a digital representation of literary texts, translated into binary computer language.

The building is based on a passive, energy saving ventilation and cooling system. This system can generate the ventilation of the building between 50 and 70 percent of the year without additional cooling or heating energy and without significant mechanical support of ventilation. Within this period of the year reasonable temperature conditions can be maintained in the premises by natural means.

The main engine of this thermodynamic passive ventilation system is the double skin façade of the library cube. The air between the two sealed façade layers obtains a sufficient temperature through thermal gains as to create a natural stack effect. This stack effect creates a low pressure extracting the air from the building base and the library cube up over the roof. The air supply is streaming through a labyrinth of ducts through the basement of the building, which is tempered by the constant temperature of the adjacent soil.

Programm / Program:
Kulturzentrum mit Bibliothek, Theater, Festsaal / Cultural Centre including Library, Theatre, Banquet Facility

Fläche / Area:
12.380 m²

Auftraggeber / Client:
Stadt Kornwestheim

2009

Cultural Centre
© BILD-WERK-STADT
Cultural

A new large landscape park, called "Longtou Temple Park", has been created in the heart of the Chinese City of Chongqing. CollignonArchitektur in cooperation with IBO have designed two landmark buildings serving as showcase projects of sustainable building design. Considering the local climate with temperatures well about 30 °Celsius we have created a climate friendly, energy saving, innovative concept for these buildings.The entrance building marks the gateway to the Park. A flexible, L-shaped office building encloses an open L-shaped atrium and the square conference block, a cube made of corten steel plates. Architecturally the building is a composition of this rough steel cube, a golden wing on the roof of the building and the visual abstraction of the timber lamella façade of the offices.The south facing office façade is equipped with multilayered sun protection measures, designed to limit the energy transmission to between 30 and 8 percent. The outer layer consists of sliding panels with mechanically adjustable wooden slats, adjustable to the position of the sun and the desired daylight inside. An adjacent water pond following the full length of the office façade is equipped with spray fountains creating natural cooling by evaporation.The office, conference and atrium areas are ventilated naturally. The large wing above the atrium has been aligned to the prevailing wind direction. Following the principal of an airplane-wing, the passing wind creates an area of low pressure, which extracts the air, supported by the natural thermodynamic airflow through the atrium. Fresh air streams into the building through earth channels, which are chilled by the natural low temperature of the surrounding soil. In peak climate conditions the ventilation and air-conditioning can be supported mechanically. As a source for cooling and heating energy the system has solar panels on the roof of the building.

Programm / Program: Büro + Einzelhandel / Office + Retail:Fläche / Area: 3.200 m²Auftraggeber / Client: IBO Concept GmbH2011

A new large landscape park, called "Longtou Temple Park", has been created in the heart of the Chinese City of Chongqing. CollignonArchitektur in cooperation with IBO have designed two landmark buildings serving as showcase projects of sustainable building design. Considering the local climate with temperatures well about 30 °Celsius we have created a climate friendly, energy saving, innovative concept for these buildings.

The entrance building marks the gateway to the Park. A flexible, L-shaped office building encloses an open L-shaped atrium and the square conference block, a cube made of corten steel plates. Architecturally the building is a composition of this rough steel cube, a golden wing on the roof of the building and the visual abstraction of the timber lamella façade of the offices.

The south facing office façade is equipped with multilayered sun protection measures, designed to limit the energy transmission to between 30 and 8 percent. The outer layer consists of sliding panels with mechanically adjustable wooden slats, adjustable to the position of the sun and the desired daylight inside. An adjacent water pond following the full length of the office façade is equipped with spray fountains creating natural cooling by evaporation.

The office, conference and atrium areas are ventilated naturally. The large wing above the atrium has been aligned to the prevailing wind direction. Following the principal of an airplane-wing, the passing wind creates an area of low pressure, which extracts the air, supported by the natural thermodynamic airflow through the atrium. Fresh air streams into the building through earth channels, which are chilled by the natural low temperature of the surrounding soil. In peak climate conditions the ventilation and air-conditioning can be supported mechanically. As a source for cooling and heating energy the system has solar panels on the roof of the building.

Programm / Program:
Büro + Einzelhandel / Office + Retail:

Fläche / Area:
3.200 m²

Auftraggeber / Client:
IBO Concept GmbH

2011

Entrance Hall Longtou Temple Park
© CollignonArchitektur
Cultural

A new large landscape park, called “Longtou Temple Park”, has been created in the heart of the Chinese City of Chongqing. CollignonArchitektur in cooperation with IBO have designed two landmark buildings serving as showcase projects of sustainable building design. Considering the local climate with temperatures well about 30° Celsius we have created climate-friendly, energy-saving, innovative building concepts. The sports facilities building houses a restaurant, teahouse and shop at the park level. This is the only above ground accommodation. Below ground are changing rooms with sanitary facilities serving the nearby sports fields, a yoga and fitness area with a 25-metre outdoor-pool and public toilets.The basement section with its access and its open space is formed like a trapezoid-shaped ditch in the landscape. The “Pavilion” with gastronomy and shop area spans this ditch like an autonomous building structure. With its large terraces and transparent façades, it opens itself to the south, overlooking the park. The wide sweeping roof protects the inside of the building from solar heat gain and shades the terrace.The dynamic architecture is inspired by the movement of sports and has an aerodynamic function. Aligned to the prevailing wind direction, the sloping cantilever deflects the wind down into the lower floor and also into the ground floor areas. The perimeter of the basement is cooled by the adjacent soil. A generous stair gives access to the basement. This is accompanied by a water cascade and spray fountains, which are creating adiabatic cooling of the incoming airflow and the entrance space. In peak climate conditions or adverse wind directions the ventilation and air-conditioning can be supported mechanically. As a source for cooling and heating energy the system has solar panels on the roof of the building.

In cooperation with IBOProgramm / Program: Sporteinrichtung / Sports FacilitiesFläche / Area: 2.500 m²2011

A new large landscape park, called “Longtou Temple Park”, has been created in the heart of the Chinese City of Chongqing. CollignonArchitektur in cooperation with IBO have designed two landmark buildings serving as showcase projects of sustainable building design. Considering the local climate with temperatures well about 30° Celsius we have created climate-friendly, energy-saving, innovative building concepts. The sports facilities building houses a restaurant, teahouse and shop at the park level. This is the only above ground accommodation. Below ground are changing rooms with sanitary facilities serving the nearby sports fields, a yoga and fitness area with a 25-metre outdoor-pool and public toilets.

The basement section with its access and its open space is formed like a trapezoid-shaped ditch in the landscape. The “Pavilion” with gastronomy and shop area spans this ditch like an autonomous building structure. With its large terraces and transparent façades, it opens itself to the south, overlooking the park. The wide sweeping roof protects the inside of the building from solar heat gain and shades the terrace.

The dynamic architecture is inspired by the movement of sports and has an aerodynamic function. Aligned to the prevailing wind direction, the sloping cantilever deflects the wind down into the lower floor and also into the ground floor areas. The perimeter of the basement is cooled by the adjacent soil. A generous stair gives access to the basement. This is accompanied by a water cascade and spray fountains, which are creating adiabatic cooling of the incoming airflow and the entrance space. In peak climate conditions or adverse wind directions the ventilation and air-conditioning can be supported mechanically. As a source for cooling and heating energy the system has solar panels on the roof of the building.

In cooperation with IBO

Programm / Program:
Sporteinrichtung / Sports Facilities

Fläche / Area:
2.500 m²

2011

Longtou Temple Park Sports Facilities Building
© CollignonArchitektur / IBO

 

Cultural