This is a project by peterlorenzateliers and it is located at Munich, Germany. Project's program: Planning of showroom and cash and carry store. There are eighteen images for Gienger Showroom.
Ener(gie)nger - Energy and Sustainability:
In November 2006 with the idea of an “energy spiral”, Peter Lorenz won the contract put up for tender by the property developer. The geometry of a “band-spiral” creates a unique tunnel-like area, which by means of the side intersection surfaces exposed to light, throws a fascinating ray of light onto the slanting walls. The spiral begins at entrance of the Fa. GIENGER showroom at the east of the building by means of a wide open projecting roof – opposite at the west side a similar opening is put to use for the cash and carry wholesale store.
The vibrant energy spiral stands for the energy within a fascinating area, with this area expressing the dynamics of new types of energy: The slanting external surfaces are fitted with both solar-thermal and photovoltaic panels - the latter of these could in the course of new developments, be fitted with products, which at the moment are still being devised. The outer shell is made up of solar panels, photovoltaic panels and metal and glass elements.
The architect has named the project Ener(gie)nger – a coinage of the words Energie (Energy) and the name Gienger, the well established domestic engineering wholesale business. The core of the exhibition hall is not only the various bathrooms on display, but also the “educational energy trail” – an exhibition of current installations and equipment belonging to the energy-saving sector. Since its introduction, this “trail” has been accepted very quickly and intensively: it plays an important role in the understanding of technology, which in turn means that such technologies can actually put to use. The general technical level of planers, architects, fitters, property developers and customers etc. is raised immensely.
An inviting roofed lobby-area opens itself to visitors, “right of way” for customers. Inside exhibition areas at various levels connected by ramps provide a unique spatial experience.
Innovations concerning sustainability: