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LAVA Breaks Ground on Sculptural Energy Tower in Germany

14:00 - 12 August, 2017
LAVA Breaks Ground on Sculptural Energy Tower in Germany, Courtesy of LAVA
Courtesy of LAVA

Construction has started on the redesign of an energy storage tower by LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architects) for Stadtwerke Heidelberg (SWH) in Heidelberg, Germany. The updated facade of the 56-meter cylindrical tower and design of an adjacent park are part of an initiative to create a sculptural landmark and symbol of sustainable energy for the city.

LAVA introduces a multi-layered facade that features 11,000 diamond shaped stainless-steel plates attached to a steel cable network that can rotate 45 degrees in the wind. According to the architects, a number of plates correlate to the number of households that will be beneficiaries of the energy. The geometries of the facade are inspired by forms found in nature.

Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA Elevations +18

Sattelkammer Heidelberg Castle / Max Dudler

05:00 - 19 June, 2017
Sattelkammer Heidelberg Castle / Max Dudler, © Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    schlosshof 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
  • Area

    190.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

RS29 / Ecker Architekten

09:00 - 23 March, 2017
RS29 / Ecker Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González  © Brigida González  © Brigida González  © Brigida González  +36

LAVA Unveils Transformation of Energy Storage Center into a City Icon in Germany

12:00 - 16 October, 2016
LAVA Unveils Transformation of Energy Storage Center into a City Icon in Germany, Courtesy of LAVA
Courtesy of LAVA

LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) has won the competition to redesign an energy park and energy storage building in Heidelberg, Germany, for the Stadtwerke Heidelberg. Currently a cylindrically shaped storage center, the space will be transformed into a dynamic sculpture, city icon, and knowledge hub for sustainable energy, fully accessible to the public with city views. 

In order to display the concepts of energy transition, decentralization, networking, flexibility and adaptability, the project will feature a multi-layered façade structure inspired by geometries in nature like leaves, spider webs, and reptile skins. “The result is a dynamic, ever-changing surface of light and shadow, animated by wind, turning the building into a beacon of a dynamic new energy regime.”

Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA +17

Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre / Jackson Architecture +

01:00 - 1 February, 2013
© Dianna Snape & Tony Miller
© Dianna Snape & Tony Miller

© Dianna Snape & Tony Miller © Dianna Snape & Tony Miller © Dianna Snape & Tony Miller © Dianna Snape & Tony Miller +17

Heidelberg Castle / Max Dudler Architekt

00:00 - 21 January, 2013
© Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller
  • Architects

  • Location

    69117 Heidelberg, Germany
  • Project Manager

    Simone Boldrin
  • Collaborators

    Patrick Gründel, Julia Werner
  • Structural Engineers

    Ingenieurbüro Schenck
  • Client

    Land Baden-Württemberg
  • Photographs

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller +20

Student Dormitory / Nickl & Partner Architekten

01:00 - 17 February, 2011
Student Dormitory / Nickl & Partner Architekten, © Stefan Müller-Naumann
© Stefan Müller-Naumann

© Stefan Müller-Naumann © Stefan Müller-Naumann © Stefan Müller-Naumann © Stefan Müller-Naumann +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Im Neuenheimer Feld 136, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
  • Architects

    Nickl & Partner Architekten
  • Client

    Studentenwerk Heidelberg
  • Area

    3800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

Branch Bank in Hettingen / Ecker Architekten

01:00 - 31 July, 2009
Branch Bank in Hettingen / Ecker Architekten

Branch Bank in Hettingen / Ecker Architekten Branch Bank in Hettingen / Ecker Architekten Branch Bank in Hettingen / Ecker Architekten Branch Bank in Hettingen / Ecker Architekten +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Heidelberg, Germany
  • Architects

    Ecker Architekten
  • Client

    Sparkasse Neckartal-Odenwald
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007