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Temporary Building, Saxon State Exhibition 2020, AFF architekten

Industrial Chic in Black: Temporary Building by AFF Architekten

Over the course of the exhibition, called Boom as a tribute to Saxony’s 500-year history of industrial culture, visitors will look not only into the past, but also enjoy a view of what may be to come. Therefore, technical parameters and future potential stand at the centre of the design for this new building and renovation.

The entrance building to the central exhibition in Zwickau represents the new heart of the fairgrounds. It consists of old industrial goods that find a new use here and appear almost entirely in black. With their building technique, the architects thematise recycling processes and sustainable, future-oriented applications in the industry.

Like all the other parts of the building, the main structure consists of shipping containers. Here, they form the subconstruction of the pavilion-like reception building. Above this, set on steel supports, is a larger volume with a half-timbered construction that simultaneously acts as the roof. A surrounding curtain offers the possibility to either close off the space or leave it completely open. The former freight containers have taken on various functions, including a bar and lockers made of toolboxes. Tires, which fit perfectly into the colour scheme, have been repurposed as seating.

The new building joins onto the existing brick structure via two ramps also made of containers. Inside the brick building, the Audi Hall is home to a spacious exhibition area. The hall was originally built with a number of economies and as little iron as possible. The architects took these peculiarities into consideration and revitalized the building, which is showing its age, with the same focus. In this way, they have created a contemporary interpretation of the original architecture and painstakingly adapted the exhibition hall to today’s standards.

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Team Architektur: Sven Fröhlich (PL), Markus Jahnke
Partner: Georgi architektur + stadtplanung, Ilja Oelschlägel Produktdesign
Nutzfläche: Bestand BGF 6.600 m2, Neubau BGF 868 m2
Kosten: inkl. MwSt. 2.959.762 €

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