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Urban Star Installation / ANNABAU

Urban Star Installation / ANNABAU

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  • Architects: ANNABAU
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Photographs
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Mawa Design, ComputerWorks, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Lucem GmbH, Siteco GmbH
  • Lead Architect : Moritz Schloten
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Urban Star Installation / ANNABAU - Exterior Photography
© Hanns Joosten

Text description provided by the architects. The focal point of a new neighborhood square in Augsburg is dominated by this expansive, star-shaped seating and lounge sculpture that is made up of 165 cubes of solid-colored concrete, 22 cubes equipped with light-conducting fibers.

Urban Star Installation / ANNABAU - Interior Photography, Stairs
© Hanns Joosten
Urban Star Installation / ANNABAU - Exterior Photography
© LANXESS
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Site Plan
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Ground Floor Plan

It is located in the midst of former anti-aircraft barracks are located in the northwest of the city of Augsburg. The barracks were built in 1939 and used until 1945. They then passed to the U.S. armed forces and continued to serve military purposes until 1994. Finally, the Augsburger Gesellschaft für Stadtentwicklung (AGS) acquired the former barracks area. As part of an urban development project, it is gradually converting the areas available for public use. In this context, a new quarter of the city of Augsburg with residential and commercial buildings has been created in the urban development area Kobelcenter-Süd.

Urban Star Installation / ANNABAU - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Hanns Joosten

The "Urban Star" represents a vestibule at the main access point to the new Kobelcenter-Süd quarter and serves as a link between the barracks area and the urban space. It is a meeting and resting place. A small urban center is being created here through the development of commercial buildings with a medical center, café, and shops. The square area of the "Urban Star" is an urban neighborhood square in the public space. Light gray natural stone paving forms the surface of the square.

Urban Star Installation / ANNABAU - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Hanns Joosten

Together with the concrete cubes, the paving creates a uniform joint pattern. The center of the square is formed by an extensive, star-shaped seating and lounge sculpture made of colored concrete blocks. 165 cubes are made of concrete colored through with pigments, 22 of translucent concrete with colored LED interior lights. In daylight, the colored concrete cubes dominate the appearance of the sculpture.

Urban Star Installation / ANNABAU - Interior Photography
© Hanns Joosten
Urban Star Installation / ANNABAU - Interior Photography, Brick, Facade
© LANXESS
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As dusk falls, the colored concrete cubes gradually lose their effect and the translucent concrete cubes begin to glow. The block-like structure of the cubes and the neon-like colorfulness of the concrete surfaces make a formal reference to American downtowns in the western United States.

Urban Star Installation / ANNABAU - Exterior Photography
© Hanns Joosten

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Address:Alfred-Nobel-Straße 2, 86156 Augsburg, Germany

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Cite: "Urban Star Installation / ANNABAU" 01 Apr 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/979420/urban-star-installation-annabau-architektur-und-landschaft> ISSN 0719-8884

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