Project:

MobiGlobe 1

Year:

2005 - 2006

Client:

Autostadt GmbH

Location:

Wolfsburg, Germany

Program:

Media Installation

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Direct commission 2005. Completed 2006

Concept, Research, Art Direction, Production:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects, Zürich

3D Animation Production and Integration:

Shiftcontrol, Copenhagen

Graphic Design, Style Guide, Typography:

Büro Destruct, Bern

Sound:

Nik Schäfer, Zürich

Hardware Consultant:

Knowledge Resources, Basel

Unity:

Joakim Ante, Aras Pranckevicius

Experts:

Prof. Jeffrey R. Kenworthy, Dr. Felix Laube, Dr. Carsten Schürmann, Peer-Axel Kroeske

Media Installation, Autostadt Wolfsburg, 2006

MobiGlobe is a staged research platform for the Autostadt in Wolfsburg addressing issues of global mobility.

Hosoya Schaefer Architects teamed up with Shiftcontrol, Copenhagen, and Büro Destruct, Bern, to create a media installation in the form of interactive data terminals. The research and graphic work of Hosoya Schaefer, renowned for their mapping projects, is brought to life in 2- and 3-D game engines. These illustrate topics in 48 sections like “Highway City” or “Oil World” and attempt to explain the connection between individual action and global effects.

This long-term project was opened in 2006. Since then, it has been renewed and expanded several times.

Awards

Event Design Awards - Silver

For the project Mobiglobe 2006 together with Ralph Appelbaum Ass., New York, and Henn Architekten, Munich in the category “Permanent Installation”.

Publications

Projects

Architecture

Station square and station roof in Herisau, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Multi-family house in Binz, Switzerland
Current state: building permission

Interior design for an apartment in Park Tower, Zug
Recently completed

Innovative highrise on the countryside, Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland
Current state: concept

Parking garage with shop in Zug, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Urban Design

Technologycluster Zug
Urban framework plan and design concept

Design concept for a site in Ebikon, Switzerland

Masterplan Industriestrasse Nord, Zug, Switzerland

Hafencity Elbbrückenquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan and urban framework plan

Wilhelmsburg Nord-Süd-Achse, Hamburg
Masterplan, urban framework plan and typology studies

National Innovation Park Switzerland, Hub Zurich
Development studies

Innovation- and production park Patton Barracks, Heidelberg
Urban framework plan

Omega-Quartier Solingen, Germany
Urban design concept

Wil West, Kanton Thurgau, Switzerland
Urban design concept

Urban design concept for a site in Uzwil, Switzerland

Urban design concept for a site in Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland

Urban design concept with public participation for a site in Zurich

Masterplan Dierikon, Switzerland

Urban System Research

Mobiglobe Autostadt Wolfsburg, Volkswagen, Germany
Mobility research

Strelka Institute, Moscow
Teaching: Advanced Urban Design

Development strategy for 3 communities in the Kanton St. Gallen, Switzerland

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10 8048 Zürich Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 (0)43 243 6313 F. +41 (0)43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 602 21 Sakaimachi Gojo-Takakurakado Shimogyoku Kyoto Japan
T. +81 (0)75 744 5103
office@hosoyaschaefer.com