Space sculpture Prisma

Schorndorf, 2016 – 2019
Cultural buildings

The space sculpture “Prisma” represents schneider+schumacher’s contribution for the location Schorndorf, as part of the architectural project “16 Locations” at the Remstal Garden Show in 2019. The design focus is on the surrounding landscape of the Remstal valley and it creates – with its four points and six lines – an accessible space to discover, relax in, and from which one can gaze into the distance.

Amidst the linear structure of the vineyards, at the edge of the woodland, the prism – in the form of a tetrahedron – rises up as a timber construction covered by glued and laminated boarding. It takes two opposite points in the landscape as its reference: the vertical opening is oriented towards the valley and the view towards the church in Schorndorf, and through the horizontal opening, one sees the slope, the woods and the path.

Visitors reach the interior from below via an external staircase modelled into the slope of the site. The exterior and interior are conceived as contrasting opposites, both in their colour and materiality. The exterior of the space sculpture presents itself as a prominent landmark, with its smooth white epoxy-coated surface, whereas the matt red finish of the interior generates warmth and intimacy. The interior lighting is achieved through the two openings, plus selectively placed glass cylinders let into the external wall and directed towards the other 15 locations at the 2019 Remstal Garden Show.

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Technical details:

Service phases (HOAI): 1-8
Typology: Cultural buildings
Procurement documentation: Direct
Client: Remstal Gartenschau 2019 GmbH/Stadt Schorndorf
Project architect: Till Schneider
Project manager: Gordan Dubokovic
Structural Engineering: Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
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