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  5. J. Mayer H. Architects
  6. 2013
  7. J. Mayer H. Designs Interactive Playscape for Children

J. Mayer H. Designs Interactive Playscape for Children

  • 01:00 - 24 March, 2014
J. Mayer H. Designs Interactive Playscape for Children
J. Mayer H. Designs Interactive Playscape for Children, © Uwe Walter for Autostadt Wolfsburg
© Uwe Walter for Autostadt Wolfsburg

An expansion to their permanent Level Green exhibition at Volkswagen Autostadt visitor’s center in Wolfsburg, J. MAYER H. has completed a “playful learning landscape” of inhabitable solid wood sculptures that allow children to explore various aspects of sustainability. From the “issue of mobility” to cooking courses, the “MobiVersum” is designed to challenge children’s motor skills and imagination.

© Uwe Walter for Autostadt Wolfsburg
© Uwe Walter for Autostadt Wolfsburg

“The shape of the imaginative, playful structures of solid wood are reminiscent of roots and tree trunks under the luscious branches of Level Green. [...] The metaphor of the expansive network was developed from the familiar PET symbol, one of the first prominent symbols of an increased awareness in environmental protection. By translating the two dimensional graphic to a three-dimensional structure and altering it step by step, the result was a complex structure that makes the essentially abstract quality of the subject graspable on a spatial level.”

© Uwe Walter for Autostadt Wolfsburg
© Uwe Walter for Autostadt Wolfsburg
© Uwe Walter for Autostadt Wolfsburg
© Uwe Walter for Autostadt Wolfsburg

The installation was designed in collaboration with Osnabrück University professor Renate Zimmer.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Autostadt, Stadtbrücke, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Design Team

    Juergen Mayer H., Christoph Emenlauer, Marta Ramírez Iglesias, Simon Kassner, Jesko Malcolm Johnsson-Zahn, Alexandra Virlan, Gal Gaon
  • Architect on Site

    Jablonka Sieber Architekten, Berlin
  • Client

    Autostadt GmbH, Wolfsburg
  • Structural Engineer (Steel)

    SFB Saradschow Fischedick, Berlin
  • Structural Engineer (Wood)

    SJB.Kempter.Fitze AG, CH-Eschenbach
  • Building Services

    Brandi IGH, Salzgitter
  • Light Engineers

    Lichttransfer, Berlin
  • General Contractor

    Lindner Objektdesign GmbH
  • Contractor (Wood)

    Hess Timber
  • Area

    1600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
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Cite: "J. Mayer H. Designs Interactive Playscape for Children" 24 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/489192/j-mayer-h-designs-interactive-playscape-for-children/> ISSN 0719-8884
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