A Steel Wave In An Automotive Lagoon

Porsche Pavilion designed by Henn Architekten

Porsche Pavilion designed by Henn Architekten

Porsche Pavilion designed by Henn Architekten

Porsche Pavilion designed by Henn Architekten

These are images of the Porsche Pavilion designed by Henn Architeckten. The swooping steel pavilion is the latest addition to the Autostadt, a park next to the Wolfsburg Volkswagen factory with a museum dedicated to the history of VW along with pavilions dedicated to each of the major brands under the VW auto group. The design of the Porsche Pavilion is dominated by a swooping mass of matte-finished steel that hovers above the water of a lagoon.

You can see in the photos above how the light reflects off of the water’s surface and casts light onto the underside of the steel canopy. Luckily, there’s plenty of surface area for these reflections because the steel cantilever is over 80 feet long (that’s 25 meters for folks outside the states.) The pavilion is an impressive engineering feat constructed with the alluring curves and panache you might expect from Porsche.

Alex Dent

August 24, 2012 / By

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