Autostadt Wolfsburg

YIN AND YANG

Concept

In contrast to the layers of construction in the north and south, which are characterised by calm, structured linear aspects (Yin), the park emanates a lively, creative ambience (Yang). Based on the principle of a Japanese garden, the landscape is consolidated, rich in contrast, and figurative.

The very individually designed brand pavilions are situated in this landscape. The solitary alignment of the pavilions in the garden allow for a maximum development of the architecture. The landscape is the connective element. Due to the alternation of water and land, the strongest image that nature has to offer, it is possible to provide an excellent location for each pavilion.

The topography flows around the buildings, both incorporating them and demarcating them. The homogeneous plantings of pine trees with tall trunks strengthens the common theme of the park and disguises how close the buildings are to one another.

As the communication platform for the Volkswagen enterprise, the Autostadt in Wolfsburg makes the concern’s values, as well as all the different facets of the theme mobility, tangible under the motto “People, cars and what moves them”. The approximately 28 hectare park and lagoon landscape provides a setting for diverse attractions.

Since the opening of the Autostadt in 2000, WES has provided continuous support in the optimisation of the park for events, as well as the structural and landscape supplementations – always taking care to maintain the balance between architecture and landscape.

Client

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg Autostadt GmbH, Wolfsburg

Project period

since 1997

Size

280.000 m²

Type

Exhibitions & leisure

Location

Germany

Competition

1. Prize, 1997

Realisation

WES & Partner, WES Landschaftsarchitektur

Partners

HENN Architekten, Munich

Photos

Marion Beckhäuser for Autostadt GmbH (13)
Rainer Jensen for Autostadt GmbH (14)
Jörg Modrow for Autostadt GmbH (7,9,11,12)
Nils Hendrik Müller for Autostadt GmbH (1,5)
Marc-Oliver Schulz for Autostadt GmbH (6,8,10)
Matthias Leitzke (15)
Frank Thiel for Autostadt GmbH (2-4)

Project pictures

WES-Park-und-Lagunenlandschaft-Autostadt-Wolfsburg-07-Foto-Marc-Oliver-Schulz
WES-Park-und-Lagunenlandschaft-Autostadt-Wolfsburg-08-Foto-Joerg-Modrow
WES-Park-und-Lagunenlandschaft-Autostadt-Wolfsburg-10-Foto-Joerg-Modrow
WES-Park-und-Lagunenlandschaft-Autostadt-Wolfsburg-11-Foto-Marc-Oliver-Schulz
WES-Park-und-Lagunenlandschaft-Autostadt-Wolfsburg-14-Foto-Marion-Beckhaeuser
WES-Park-und-Lagunenlandschaft-Autostadt-Wolfsburg-15-Foto-Rainer-Jensen

Awards

Publications

 

 

1. international award winner

Les victoires du paysage 2014

French horticulture association Val`Hor

Autostadt Wolfsburg

Autostadt Wolfsburg

Book

Corporate Landscape

Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin, 2012

Author: Nicole Uhrig

u.a. Autostadt Wolfsburg

Dissertation
„Corporate Landscape“

Magazine
„Merian Extra: Autostadt in Wolfsburg“

Von der Kohlehalde zur Boomtown

Jahreszeiten Verlag, 63.2010

Authors: Martin Tschechne + Manfred Bissinger

Autostadt Wolfsburg

Project presentation

Book

Bodenbeläge im Freiraum

Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (DVA), 2009

Authors: Günter Mader +
Elke Zimmermann

Autostadt Wolfsburg

Project details