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.