Wälderhaus, Hamburg, Germany
Studio Andreas Heller GmbH, Hamburg/ Henningsen GmbH & Co. KG, Heikendorf, Germany
Markus Dorfmüller + Markus Kröger + Johanna Klier, Hamburg
It is light and dark that makes the forest attractive. What is the significance / importance of this when it comes to the architecture of the Wälderhaus?
The architecture of the building refracts the daylight on to different areas. Just as in a rough block of wood, they provide a fascinating interplay between light and dark. The specially designed LED lights in the communal and dining areas pick up the forest theme. The 150 or so glass elements suspended from the ceiling are reminiscent of drops of resin.
Where and how do textiles contribute to the interplay between light and dark?
They offer protection from the sun while at the same time transmitting light in the offices, allow dimming in event and seminar rooms and also achieve improved acoustics. In addition, they enable the user to control the lighting individually. The curtains, composed of several colours, form not least a subtle response to the exposed concrete in the event rooms.
What were the factors that made you turn to Création Baumann?
Our technical requirements were met by Création Baumann and verified by test certificates. Thanks to their impressively diverse and carefully developed range of colours we were able to bring the fabric used completely in line with our design concept.