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karl lagerfeld + HPP architects: schwarzkopf lightbox
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feb 14, 2012
karl lagerfeld + HPP architects: schwarzkopf lightbox


‘schwarzkopf lightbox’ by HPP architects + karl lagerfeld:, düsseldorf, germany
image © jens kirchner


all images courtesy of HPP architects

a collaboration between german fashion designer karl lagerfeld and german practice HPP architects, the ‘schwarzkopf lightbox’
is a pop-up hair saloncurrently sited within düsseldorf, germany. a simple rectilinear volume containing two storeys,
the reusable and recyclable mobile structure was constructed within four weeks. the store’s exterior features an interchangeable facade
which has been back-lit with 60 lighting fields. surfaced with silhouettes of models, the graphics derived from lagerfeld’s
music lovers photo exhibition and the schwarzkopf’s company logo doubles as advertising for the beauty services provided inside.


main entrance
image © jens kirchner

standing at 10.8 meters tall, the 15 meter by 11 meter building footprint produces 300 square meters of usable area.
illuminated benches placed along the pathways of the surrounding park intersects the open air and covered ground level,
leading to a cafe which may be used by transient visitors or customers. accessed with a stairway, the salon on the
upper floor overlooks the park’s activity below.


site approach
image © jens kirchner


ground level cafe
image © jens kirchner


upper level salon
image © jens kirchner


floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level 1


structural axonometric diagram

project info:

project: schwarzkopf lightbox by karl lagerfeld
client: henkel ag & co. kgaa
design: karl lagerfeld
architecture: hpp architects, düsseldorf
location: düsseldorf, königsallee/ graf-adolf-platz
planning and construction period: january until april 2011
size: 300 m2 total area
structure: steel construction
measurement: l 15,75 x b 11,25 x h 10,88 meter
award: IF communication design award 2012

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