organically shaped autostadt roof and service pavilion by graft
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sep 16, 2013
organically shaped autostadt roof and service pavilion by graft


organically shaped autostadt roof and service pavilion by graft
image © tobias hein
all images courtesy of graft

 

 

 

influenced by the rapidly developing technologies of car automation systems, the swooping ‘ausfahrt roof and service pavilion’ by german firm graft in collaboration with landscape architects WES-landschaftsarchitektur offers guests the opportunity to experience the state-of-the-art automotive experiences first hand. located in wolfsburg germany, the organic, double-contoured form resembles a protective leaf placed over the landscape. a continuation of the autostadt site’s topography, the driving attraction is seamlessly integrated into the surrounding park and lagoon environment. structurally engineered by schlaich bergermann and partner the project is marked by its unique shape – a special static principle allows for the unique roof structure to be anchored in just two points, lying in the landscape it defines a clear and protected room.

 

the inside of the pavilion provides visitors with information about autostadt’s attractions and activities. the development creates a quiet area where the buyer of a new car is able to familiarize themselves with all the functions in an almost private atmosphere. the space had to be protected from rain and direct sunlight, while allowing enough daylight to avoid the usage of energetically expensive and unnecessary artificial light. the center also offers guests the chance to test their driving skills, such as reaction times in dangerous road situations on the site’s safety training course. the structure accommodates forty-five generously sized car park spaces where, under the guidance of expert staff, drivers can practice using the automatic parking system or learn how to operate the recharging station for electric cars. 

 

 


the pavilion offers guests the opportunity to experience state-of-the-art automotive technologies
image © tobias hein

 

 

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the structure accommodates forty-five generously sized car park spaces to test out automotive parking
image © tobias hein

 

 

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the inside of the pavilion provides visitors with information about autostadt’s attractions and activities
image © tobias hein

 

 

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located in wolfsburg germany, the organic, double-contoured form resembles a protective leaf placed over the landscape
image © tobias hein

 

 

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the pavilion’s unique shape is a continuation of the landscape
image © tobias hein

 

 

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the orientation of the roof represents a welcoming gesture through its curvature
image © tobias hein

 

 

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nighttime view of the glowing pavilion
image © tobias hein

 

 

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