Ricola Europe factory and Storage Building, Mulhouse, France


Related people
Pierre de Meuron (architect)
Jacques Herzog (architect)
Herzog and de Meuron (architect)
Date
1992-1993
Location
Europe->France->Grand Est->Brunstatt
Description
This building is simultaneously used as a factory and a storage unit. Light filters through the printed, translucent polycarbonate facade panels. Using a silkscreen process, these panels are printed with a repetitive plant motif based on a photograph by Karl Blossfeldt. The effect the panels have on the interior can be compared to that of a curtain that creates a relationship to the site's trees and shrubs.
Style/Period
1990s (1990 - 1999)
Material
polycarbonate