Wolkenreich

Architecture
Werner Sobek with researchers from
Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1244

Planning time
2017 − 2018

Execution time
2018

Services by Werner Sobek
Project planning
Project management

Implementation
Foldcore, StudioLTA, Nantis

Client
Experimenta Heilbronn/Germany

In cooperation with researchers from the University of Stuttgart we have designed a special ceiling installation for use in exhibitions and at trade fairs. ‘Wolkenreich’ consists of suspended folding structures that open when rotated. Thanks to a special folding technique, the umbrellas close automatically when the rotation induced by small electric motors ends. The movements of the individual elements can be coordinated so that different choreographies are possible.

A video documentation of the project can be found at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=q43vNhqP-VQ