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Klimahaus® Bremerhaven 8° Ost

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Location
Bremerhaven, Germany
Year
2009

The architectural design for the Edutainment Center is a transparent, freestanding glass envelope wrapping arround the internal concrete structure. The house-in-a-house concept is used for the approx. 15,000 m² of exhibition area. In the 'travel' zone ('Reise'), the visitor will gain realistic experience of important climatic regions of the world. To this end, approx. 5,000 m² of the exhibition area are conditioned to reproduce extreme conditions ranging from arctic to moderate and subtropical humid to extremely dry desert climates.

A climatic concept for the other exhibition areas such as 'elements', 'perspective' and the foyer is compatible with the requirements of the exhibition and exhibit architecture and the varying visitor numbers. Apart from facade-incorporated photovoltaic elements, for these exhibition areas only natural energy sources are used for cooling and ventilating.

The chosen climate and energy concepts fulfill the aims of the project, which are to promote responsible behavior towards the environment in addition to providing information.

Architect
Klumpp Architekten, Bremen

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