CURIOSITY

Competition

2016 / Mannheim, DE

In collaboration with Michl Englhardt


The former US settlement Franklin in Mannheim is converted to a new district. Even during the construction phase, the terrain should be put in mind and wake up first pioneers. A first patch called Franklin Field is made open to the public and offers a unique opportunity as an architectural testing ground. Thus temporary objects out of demolition material are proposed, mainly plastic window frames which frame different aspects of the area. By this the designs should arouse curiosity about Franklin and encourage people to explore the site.