Mainz-Wiesbaden, Germany, 2009
The Power Station Mainz-Wiesbaden is situated between the city centers of Mainz and Wiesbaden at the river Rhine. With a building height of more than 100 meters the power station forms a visual barrier that separates the two cities. Therefore the design concept of the facade intends to revaluate the critical role of the building in its urban context. Characteristic shilouettes of the two cities are depicted in abstract reliefs that extend over the entire facade of the power station. The relief consists of differently inclined circular aluminium plates that create a pixelated image through changing degrees of reflected light. Various light and weather conditions create a multifaceted play of colours. Different points of views change the rendering of the shilouettes and turn the facade into a dynamic image.
Client: Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden AG
Location: Mainz-Wiesbaden, Germany
Status: Competition, Honorable Mention
Design Team: Martin Henn, Markus Jacobi, Andreas Kacinari, Max Schwitalla, Fredrik Werner