House of Astronomy

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

Planning time
2009 − 2010

Construction time
2010 − 2011

Services by Werner Sobek
Facade planning

Klaus-Tschira-Stiftung, Heidelberg/Germany

Swen Carlin, Heidelberg/Germany

Award of the BDA district group Heidelberg 2014

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