Forum Gold und Silber, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Competition 2012
The design for the project “Forum Gold und Silber” in Schwäbisch Gmünd’s Remspark features a free-standing, fully-glazed pavilion offering a flexible use of the interior space.
The pavilion itself is a filigree detailed structure perfectly suited to the theme which can be changed into a variety of spatial configurations by performing a few simple changes inside. Owing to the two semi-circular cut-outs and the curved diagonal line of the roof, the building has an almost hand-sketched appearance. The facades are hardly perceived and merely function as a climatic boundary between the inside and outside. The interior is divided into a number of sequences with scenographic qualities, which can, dependent on the requirements, either be connected or used separately. All built-in components have been reduced to the absolutely essential. In terms of shape, the architecture takes a backseat and simply functions as a transparent skin enveloping a defined volume of space allowing the production and visitors to be the centrepiece of attraction. The materials gold and silver are reserved for the exhibits; an obvious use of these material characteristics has not been adopted since the architecture in its different guises makes use of alternative features to express the delicate, precise, elegant and exclusive characteristics of gold and silver.