Vitra, a well-known furniture manufacturer, commissioned new buildings from several leading architects (Frank Gehry, Alvaro Siza, Nicholas Grimshaw, Tadao Ando and Zaha Hadid) for their company's site near Basel.
The Vitra Design Museum houses temporary exhibitions of furniture and interior design. It is a collage of cubes, ramps and towers. Its expressive forms are determined by their function and lighting. The exhibition area totals some 700 square meters extends over two floors. Daylight enters the roof area through large windows.- - information from http://www.vitra.com/architecture/
This image was taken in 2001 by John P. Schooley, FAIA, during the 'Berlin: Building the New City' tour. This tour was planned for architects and planners so that they could see first-hand how this once-divided city emerged from the Cold War to become a leading commercial and cultural center in Europe.
Keywords: Germany, Baden-Wurttemberg, Freiburg, Weil am Rhein, exhibition structures. Submitted by John Schooley, FAIA.