DAM Pavilion

Architecture
Barkow Leibinger, Berlin/Germany

Planning time
2008

Construction time
Not specified

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering
Sustainability consultancy (energy concept, climate engineering)

GFA
270 m²

Client
City of Frankfurt/Germany

Photography
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany

The pavilion was to be built in the park of the German Museum of Art (KUM) in order to serve as exhibition pavilion for the German Museum of Architecture (DAM). It is an amorphous shape with a surface area of 270 m² and a volume of 908 m³. The surfaces are biaxially curved. The pavilion has an inner court and heights between 2.29 m and 6.48 m. It offers space for up to 200 people. Based on the architectural draft the climatic boundary conditions were examined first. Having completed shading and radiation studies, a climatic concept with optimized natural ventilation and shading was developed.