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22 Aug 2012

AUDI Sphere at Christiansborg Castle

AUDI Sphere project, Christiansborg Slot

AN INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION
This interactive exhibition, Audi Sphere, is located in front of Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen. It is housed within three large spheres that contrast against the historic, layered architecture of the Palace building.

Within the spheres visitors can experience key aspects of Audi’s cutting edge technology: Audi ultra, which is at the spearhead of lightweight automotive construction, Audi e-tron, the future of electrical mobility, and Audi connect – a networking strategy for all Audi vehicles. The exhibition is open until the 5th of August 2012.

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photos : Kollision

THE SPHERES
In the connect sphere you can select a series of movies explaining networked driving by interacting with a playful, spherical multi-touch display. The selected movies are then projected onto the inside of the connect sphere, creating an immersive cinematic experience. In the ultra sphere you can move a large scanner display around a lightweight space frame construction. The scanner display shows a dynamical match of the completed car that merges with the space frame construction, seen from the user’s perspective. In addition the scanner display reveals spatially distributed animations and information about specific ultra components along the scanners paths. Finally, visitors in the e-tron sphere can conceptually power the Audi e-tron Spyder, by putting wind turbines into motion and watch them transmit energy through a complex LED layout covering the space from wind turbines to the car.

CREDITS
Concept and communication: KMS BLACKSPACE [kms-blackspace.com]
Concept and architecture: SCHMIDHUBER [schmidhuber.de]
Interaction and programming: KOLLISION [kollision.dk]
Sound design Michael Meinl: [michaelmeinl.com]

The Danish design office Kollision developed and programmed all interactive functionality for the exhibition: the 3D real-time player and pixel mapping for the e-tron sphere, that dynamically communicates with the wind turbines; an iPad app that controls a series of movies explaining about e-tron; the scanner display setup in the ultra sphere; and the software solutions for the spherical display (Puffer Sphere) in the connect sphere.

AUDI Sphere Copenhagen – Building Information

Project Title: AUDI Sphere
Client: AUDI
Architect: See collaborators
Site area: NA
Gross Floor area: NA
Location: In front of Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen
Status: Finished / Temporary
Project start date: 17 Jul 2012 (opening)
Cost: NA
Collaborators: Concept and communication: KMS BLACKSPACE [kms-blackspace.com], concept and architecture: SCHMIDHUBER [schmidhuber.de] and interaction and programming: KOLLISION [kollision.dk]

Address (Google map link): Christiansborg Slotsplads

For more information visit kollision.dk/en/sphere

AUDI Sphere at Christiansborg Castle images / information from Kollision

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