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Phaeno Centre, Wolfsburg Architecture

Wolfsburg Building for Neuland Wohnbaugesellschaft, Germany – design by Zaha Hadid Architects

updated 3 Apr 2016

Phaeno – Science Centre Wolfsburg

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Date built: 2005

Phaeno Science Centre Germany
photo : Werner Huthmacher

The Phæno Science Center is an interactive science center in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Phæno arose from urban planning by the City of Wolfsburg. In 1998 City officials were developing a plot of vacant, public land immediately adjacent to Wolfsburg’s railway station and just south of VW’s huge, then-unfinished attraction Autostadt.

An art museum was planned for the site, but Dr. Wolfgang Guthardt, then the City’s Director for Culture, Sports and Education, knew that such an institution would compete with Wolfsburg’s successful Kunst Museum (Art Museum) and needed other options. Guthardt visited Technorama, a science center in Switzerland and became convinced that a science center in Wolfsburg would complement both Autostadt and the Kunst Museum.

Phaeno Science Centre
photo : Werner Huthmacher

An architectural design competition was held in January 2000 and the UK-based architect Zaha Hadid won, in conjunction with structural engineers, Adams Kara Taylor.

phæno opened to the public on November 24, 2005 with over 250 interactive exhibits from Ansel Associates, Inc. all enclosed in an astounding concrete structure designed by Zaha Hadid, her German associate, Mayer Bährle architects and Adams Kara Taylor. The architectural design has been described as a “hypnotic work of architecture – the kind of building that utterly transforms our vision of the future.”

The building effectively stands on concrete stilts allowing visitors to the Autostadt to pass through without having to interfere with the workings of the building. Phæno is connected to the Autostadt via a metal bridge accessed by escalators and stairs either side. Both the underside of Phæno and the “stilts” are illuminated.
source: wikipedia

Phaeno Science Centre
photo : Werner Huthmacher

Phaeno – Science Centre Wolfsburg

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Phaeno Science Centre, Wolfsburg, Germany

Phaeno Science Centre
Phaeno Centre image © Zaha Hadid Architects 180107

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects and Mayer Baehrle Freie Architekten BDA, Germany
Date completed: 2006
Client: Phaeno Science Centre

Phaeno Centre
Phaeno Centre image © Zaha Hadid Architects 180107

The Phaeno Science Centre is located to the east of Hanover

Phaeno Science Centre architect: Zaha Hadid

Phaeno Centre Wolfsburg
Phaeno Centre image © Zaha Hadid Architects 180107

Phaeno Science Center, Wolfsburg : Building Details
2000-05

Phaeno Centre Wolfsburg
Phaeno Centre image © Zaha Hadid Architects 180107

CLIENT: Neuland Wohnbaugesellschaft mbH
Project Architect [Zaha Hadid] Christos Passas
Asst. Project Architect [Zaha Hadid] Sara Klomps

Awards:
2006 RIBA European Award
2006 Institution of Structural Engineers Award for Arts, Leisure and Entertainment Structures

Phaeno Centre Wolfsburg
Phaeno Centre image © Zaha Hadid Architects 180107

Zaha Hadid Architecture

German Buildings by Zaha Hadid Architects

LFone Landesgartenschau, Weil am Rhein
Vitra Fire Station, Weil am Rhein
BMW Central Building, Leipzig
IBA-Block 2 – Housing project, Berlin

Phaeno Centre
Phaeno Centre image © Zaha Hadid Architects 180107

Address:
Phaeno
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
38440 Wolfsburg, Germany

Contact Phaeno: 0180 106-0600

Dame Zaha Hadid


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