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

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

Airport Engadine, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Mobility Hub, Zug, 2019 –
Future Parking Facility with retail component
Current phase: execution

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: public vote

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

Office Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Urban Design

Salina Raurica / Salinenhofquartier, Pratteln, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: design guidelines

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: design manual

Urban Space Development Concept for SBB Basel Station, 2018 –
Current state: public consultation

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Bell-Areal, Kriens, 2020 –
Current state: competition

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: study with recommendation for further development

Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 –
Current state: test planing

Klosterareal Pluggendorf, Münster, 2020 –
Current state: workshop + competition

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

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

Urban System Research

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

The Industrious City – Book Publication, 2017 –
(Lars Müller Publishers)
Published in fall 2020

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
Current state: ongoing

Network strategy 2040 and
future public transport 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)

Contact

Zürich office

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

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 603, 21 Sakaicho, Gojo-Takakurakado, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-819, Japan
T. +81 75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com