People say that where flowers bloom, the world smiles. The city of Lindau aims to present itself as inviting and cosmopolitan at the Bavarian Garden Show “Nature in Lindau” in 2021. The picturesque region at the eastern end of Lake Constance will then be transformed into a sensual experience of gardens, water and panoramas. The district of Lindau tasked us with developing the concept and detailed planning for the 70 m² pavilion, which aims to attract visitors to the region at a central location. The pavilion is also to be used as a sustainable meeting place after the garden show.
A stage for the region
To create a display area that reflects the whole diversity and joie de vivre of Germany’s southernmost tip, as well as its economic innovative strength. And which will make a clear connection between the western Allgäu and the Lake Constance region. It should therefore be an aesthetic encounter amidst the greenery that brings these different themes together in equal measure. In addition to the architectural appeal, the task also focused on the flexible usability of the spaces. For example, the pavilion was to serve equally an information point, display area and action platform for readings, lectures and performances.
Design for the senses
Authentic materials that convey the beauty, diversity and identity-giving characteristics of the region. A simple construction made from local wood. Plenty of space and openness. These are the characteristics of the architecture. Wooden footbridges leading into the open countryside are symbolic of Lake Constance – at the same time, the material builds a natural bridge to the western Allgäu. The design thus consistently follows the close connection between traditional elements and contemporary interpretation. A special meeting place where locals and tourists alike can discover the region for themselves.