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Published on February 11th, 2013 | by Vincent Jobse
A+U: 12 years of German architecture
Essential edition of A+U: Architecture in Germany 2000-2012, in about 30 defining projects. Devided in three categories: Sustainability, Existing and Contextual architecture.
On the cover: the Hinzert Museum and Documentation Center (2003), a prize winning design by Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch Architekten from Stuttgart. The project was realized at a site where political prisoners from more than 20 countries were kept during The Second World War.
The architects designed an unconventional project that seamlessly blends intuition and rational development strategies. The 43-meter-long structure occupies a gentle slope, rising from two to seven meters in height. The all-in-one structure, roof and façade consists of over three thousand different triangular plates of 12-millimeter Corten steel. These were welded together to form twelve large elements. The angles between the individual panels were calculated to ensure that the elements have an adequate structural height and that the entire construction forms a rigid folded plate.
Source: A+U, Architecture and Urbanism 508
180 pages / Language: Japanese – English