Haus der Zukunft (House of the Future)
What constitutes the building of the future? Perhaps a rhetorical question. However, we want to enter the future with confidence, based on research of technology, society and humanity. Furthermore issues of ecology and nature should form the basis of any vision grappling with the future.
The design for ‘Haus der Zukunft’ grapples with, and reflects these ideas. Other aspects remains hidden, and reveal themselves to the curios. Formally, the building resembles a ‘folded’ landscape, with strong, graphic sculptural qualities. Whilst the interior remains less defined, the exterior offers cavities and arches, angled towards a light-filled central atrium.
The building is a public venue, housing conference and exhibition spaces in addition to various mixed use requirement, situated on a site next to the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. The building covers 7000m2. Entry for the first phase of an open competition with Arno Löbbecke.
Architektur ｜ Berlin ｜ Haus der Zukunft ｜ Kulturbauten ｜
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House Wiethaus, Dötlingen
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Old Bakery, Frankfurt
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The Bauhaus Museum as City Correction, Weimar
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