Volkswagen Group Russia Pavilion, Sochi

OlympiaVW_01

SCHEMATIC DESIGN TO DETAIL DESIGN

Sochi / Russia 2013 – 2014
Client: Volkswagen Group Russia, Moscow / Russia
Architect: Avantgarde, Munich / Germany
Strauss Architekten, Stuttgart / Germany
General contractor: Nüssli, Hüttwilen / Switzerland
Photo: Volkswagen Group Russia, Moscow / Russia
Nüssli, Hüttwilen / Switzerland


The special feature of this five storey pavilion belonging to the VW Group was the 540 m² large LED screen on the front. With the help of dancers the daily changing medal count was choreographed. The dancers moved on intermediary gangways made of glass. Continue reading

Adaptive Building Systems

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

in cooperation with TU Delft 2006
Architect: Braun Associates Architekten, Stuttgart/ Deutschland
Photos: Braun Associates Architekten, Stuttgart/ Deutschland


In nature adaptive systems are very common, for example, one only has to think of the chameleon. In material sciences, too, current developments strive towards the invention of adaptive materials, so-called smart materials. They can vary their physical and chemical configurations and with regard to load bearing structures, such as high rise or bridges, they enable greater heights and spans.

Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, Tübingen, Germany

ZMBP_01

SCHEMATIC DESIGN TO DETAIL DESIGN, FACADE

Tübingen / Germany 2010 – 2012
Client / Architect: Vermögen und Bau Baden-
Württemberg Amt Tübingen, Tübingen /
Germany, Wenzel+Wenzel, Stuttgart / Germany
Structural design: Schweitzer Ingenieure,
Saarbrücken / Germany
Photo: Thomas Heimann, Berlin / Germany


The hallmark of the 3,000 m² large office, teaching and research building is its striking facade. TEUFFEL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS developed as facade designers together with the architect and the contractor a suspended precast concrete facade. Continue reading

Fort Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi, UAE

FortAlHosn_01

SCHEMATIC DESIGN TO TENDER DOCUMENTS

Abu Dhabi / UAE 2009 – 2010
Client: Abu Dhabi Culture & Heritage
Architect: ASL, London / UK
with Strauss Architekten, Stuttgart / Germany
General contractor: Nüssli, Hüttwilen / Switzerland
Photos: Kudy Reuteler, Hüttwilen / Switzerland


The client brief was an almost impossible challenge to the engineers: In the centre of Abu Dhabi a temporary exhibition and information building should be conceived in such a way that it can be taken down several times and then rebuilt in different locations. Continue reading