Porsche Pavilion, Autostadt Wolfsburg

Prominent location

Concept

In view of the urban densification, the prominent location close to the entrance piazza in front of the VW utility vehicle pavilion was chosen for the construction of the Porsche pavilion.

The architecture and setting take up the stylistic elements of the soft grassy hills, re-interpreting them and hence integrating them into the lagoon landscape. The stairway by the water has been continued and leads to a covered arena. The park landscape and factory serve as a backdrop for temporary events. Individual spheres of common boxwood run like pearls down the concrete steps, to then take up permanent positions.  

The space in front of the, which has been newly created by the Porsche utility vehicle pavilion has been transformed into a “piazzetta”. The main focal point of this piazzetta is a new fountain with a rhythmically pulsating play of water, which pours over the square. An ash tree as a symbol for Yggdrasil, the World Tree, and bald cypresses that wander towards the water with “wet feet”, create an intimate plaza. Spontaneous play is very much desired here!

Client

Autostadt GmbH, Wolfsburg

Project period

2011 - 2012

Size

9.000 m²

Type

Exhibitions & leisure

Location

Germany

Realisation

WES & Partner

Partners

HENN GmbH, München
schlaich bergermann und partner - sbp GmbH, Stuttgart

Photos

HG Esch (1-3,8)
Nils Hendrik Müller for Autostadt GmbH (4)
Marc-Oliver Schulz for Autostadt GmbH (5)
Jürgen Voss (6,7)

Project pictures

WES-Porsche-Pavillon-Autostadt-Wolfsburg-04-Foto-HG-Esch
WES-Porsche-Pavillon-Autostadt-Wolfsburg-05-Foto-Nils-Hendrik-Mueller
WES-Porsche-Pavillon-Autostadt-Wolfsburg-07-BrunnenFoto-Juergen-Voss
WES-Porsche-Pavillon-Autostadt-Wolfsburg-08-BrunnenFoto-Juergen-Voss

Awards

 

 

Publications

Award

Preis des Deutschen Stahlbaues 2014

bauforumstahl e.V., Düsseldorf

Autostadt Wolfsburg

Porsche Pavillon

HENN GmbH + schlaich bergermann und partner

Award

Best Design 2014 Category Space Architecture

German Designer Club e.V.

Autostadt Wolfsburg

Porsche
Pavillon

HENN GmbH + schlaich bergermann und partner

„Best of Best – Architecture“

Automotive Brand Award 2012

German design council,
Frankfurt am Main

Autostadt Wolfsburg, Germany

Porsche
Pavillon

with HENN + schlaich bergermann und partner

Book

Porsche Pavillon

2012

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG (Editor)

Porsche Pavillon (Autostadt)

Project presentation