Werner Sobek was responsible for planning the facade of the extravagant building project for the House of Astronomy in Heidelberg. The ground plan and shape of the three-storey building are based on a galaxy with two spiral arms. The facade follows the curved ground plan along the free edge of the building shell and is structured by transparent window bands as well as convex and concave sloping parapet bands.
Galaxy with Spiral Arms
The House of Astronomy in Heidelberg is a centre for research into and communication of astronomical questions. It is located on the Königstuhl in Heidelberg, southeast of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy.
Bernhardt + Partner, Darmstadt/Germany
2009 − 2010
2010 − 2011
Services by Werner Sobek
Swen Carlin, Heidelberg/Germany
Award of the BDA district group Heidelberg 2014