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

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: framework plan

Haus Myrte, Wädenswil, 2022 –
Current phase: tender

House Renovation, Geneva, 2021 –
Current phase: ongoing

Airport Engadin, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: tender

Fabrik.sg, 2020 –
Current phase: Project phases design to operation

ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with Studio Vulkan)

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: execution planning

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: construction project

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: tender

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Transformation Project from the former industrial estate to the mixed-use development with housing
Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Housing
Current phase: on hold

Urban Design

Bahnhof Romanshorn, 2022 –
Current state: study (with Sudio Vulkan)

Kaserne Aarau, 2022 –
Current state: urban framework

Areale Wittenbach, 2022 –
Current state: urban design commission

Stiftungsareal Neumünster, 2022 –
Current state: study

Kieler Schloss, 2022 –
Current state: Public think tank on usage and architecture

Campus Heidelberg, 2021 –
Current state: Masterplan process, in-depth studies

Otterbach Süd, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: project support

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Areal Neugasse Zürich, 2016 –
Current state: completion of master plan, public consultation

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: project support

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: project support

Urban System Research

Metaverse, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

Entwicklungskonzept Würzenbach, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

ESP Hochdorf, 2021 –
Current state: spatial-urban as well as use- and circular-based development concept

Deep Urbanism, 2021 –
Current state: ongoing

cividi gmbh – civic data intelligence, 2019 –
Digital tools for the analogue city
Current state: ongoing

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 43 243 6313F. +41 43 243 6315

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Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 603, 21 Sakaicho, Gojo-Takakurakado, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8191, Japan
T. +81 75 744 1503
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