Infocenter Gateway Gardens
Frankfurt am Main, 2009
Cultural buildings Competition
Our concept for the Infocenter Gateway Gardens consists of two parts: one focuses on the actual information centre, while the other looks its perception from a long distance. The amoebae-shaped building is clad with highly reflective polished stainless steel, creating an abstract, mysterious and alluring volume in the landscape of Gateway Gardens.
By doing this the building becomes a jewel, attracting attention despite its small size. Above the Infocenter an abstracted, artificial flower is wafting in the air; a transparent balloon, luminous at night, exposing its colourful inside. The flower floats at a height to achieve maximum visibility from Frankfurt airports Terminal 2 as well as from adjacent motorways. More "flowers" are envisaged as the development of further projects progresses. The message is: something is happening, is growing here.
Technical details:Typology: Cultural buildings
Procurement documentation: Competition
Service phases (HOAI): 1