Experimenta Heilbronn, Germany


As a prelude to the Neckarbogen the new and existing buildings create a distinct ensemble, where landscape and the urban fabric merge.

The new building occupies an important juncture within the urban structure. The distinctive horizontal curves of this museum extension mediate between the landscape of the National Garden Exhibition and the historic city centre.

The museum extension is characterized by displaying its contents rather than through traditional means such as horizontal or vertical accents. The respective elements of the Experimenta are simply presented on a raised platform.

The new Experimenta is literally gushing with energy and ideas with young researchers breaking out and creating space for themselves.The roof serves as a field for innovation, provoking curiosity amongst the visitors.The marble-like forms of the Biosphere and the „Talent Incubators“ emerge on the roof, to be surrounded by colorful fields of planting. The future is clearly visible above the treetops, with the new addition to the city skyline drawing in new talent from afar.

The Experimenta as a showcase.

Short Facts

Awarding Authority

Dieter Schwarz Foundation, gemeinnützige GmbH

Planing Team

Energy Concept
Transsolar – Stuttgart / Germany

Structural Engineering
Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner – Stuttgart / Germany

Landscape Architecture
Atelier Dreiseitl – Überlingen / Germany


2013 / Finalist


10.000 m2

Das Team


Freie Architekten PartG mbB

Gymnasiumstraße 52
70174 Stuttgart

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Lane 299, Fu Xing West Road
200031 Shanghai
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