A-Motion Pavilion

Architecture
Kauffmann – Theilig & Partner, Stuttgart/Germany

Planning time
1996 − 1997

Construction time
1997

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 8 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

GFA
470 m²

Client
Daimler AG, Stuttgart/Germany

Photography
Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany

To launch the new Mercedes “A” series the A-Motion Pavilion was erected in the summer of 1997 in 20 cities across Germany and Europe. The time allowed for erection and dismantling was only one day for each operation; this represented an enormous organizational effort and challenge to the design and detailing of the building which mainly consisted of the load-bearing structure itself. The pavilion consists of a floor assembly, a timber cube (edge length: 18 m) and a fabric roof suspended inside the cube.