Panorama | Archaeologies of the present/M2.1bCopyright: © Morus Utopia 1516
The search for a typology of the panorama becomes a search for an instrument of time that produces, frames, composes, (re-)interprets, analyzes or archives images and panoramas itself. The goal is to create a cultural place of reflection at the Hambach open pit mine and to contribute to the massive change of the landscape and socio-spatial environment. The future will be discussed open-endedly: as a harmonious, continuous development of the subsequent landscape, as the blossoming of innovative research landscapes or leisure paradises, as the loss of an identity interwoven with the site and its architectural relics, but also as a massive intervention in the development of the planet that demands resolute protest. .the architecture of the panorama is designed within an ensemble programmed by the project participants as a cultural building of central importance and as an observation station of a changing (global) critical zone. The individually developed visual designs from the first semester are to be conceptually deepened and spatially elaborated to such an extent that they serve as the basis for the design of the panorama architecture. Furthermore, the aspect of gathering and dialogue plays an important role in the spatial elaboration. The panorama is a place of dialogue about things that should become perceptible through and in the architecture. The spatial program of the framing architectural ensemble consists of exhibition spaces, studios, laboratories and assembly rooms (see below). The architecture thus corresponds to a place where the present is reflected with the means and methods of scientific and artistic practice. In addition to the detailed elaboration of the panorama architecture, the other program requirements should be diagrammatically elaborated in such a way that their functional and content-related significance for the panorama architecture becomes clear. The formal elaboration should take a clear position to previous proposals for architectures and master plans around the future development of the Rhenish Revier. It can take an oppositional stance, critically complement or take up well-founded directions such as can be seen in the master plan for the spatial development of the Hambach open-cast mine. The design accepts the challenge of an architecture that develops organically in time, which is also thought out beyond the boundaries of the Hambach open-cast mine in its development. An innovative examination of future-oriented energy and resource-saving material and manufacturing concepts and an innovative translation of the panoramic format are given special attention in the constructive implementation.
Introduction and Workshop: 05.04.-07.04.2022