Façade for a mine dewatering pump
Type: Façade competition, 1st Prize
Location: Bergkamen, Germany
Team: Philipp Mecke, Ana Filipović, Simon Palme
Engineering: Bollinger + Grohmann Consulting GmbH, Frankfurt/M.
Images: Veit Eckelt
The dancing light on the metal mesh and the overlapping of the translucent layers create a richness of visual impressions and give the tower a mysterious aura. Depending on the lighting conditions and the time of day or night, the appearance changes. Sometimes you can see the tower clearly silhouetted against the sky, as if enveloped by a curtain of water, sometimes you can see light reflections on a silvery fluid surface. When the weather is right, the more superimposed parts of the façade in the upper area will reflect the sky and allow the building to merge with the background. In its dynamism, this façade speaks of a new era of energy generation and of a different understanding of living in harmony with nature and its elements.