Lighthouse project with certification. Experimenta in Heilbronn is the first museum building to receive platinum and diamond certification from DGNB, the German Sustainable Building Council. DGNB has used the above certification to reward a real showpiece for the Dieter Schwarz Foundation. The Science Center is a good example of the perfect symbiosis of outstanding architecture and innovative technology. At the heart of the Science Center is a silent gravity cooling system by TTC Timmler Technology. For the architects, the innovative air conditioning technology was an important component of this sustainable showcase project, because when in operation it uses almost no energy and at the end of its product lifecycle it can be completely dismantled. Moreover, it integrates into the building’s architecture so completely that it becomes as good as invisible.
Architect: Sauerbruch Hutton, Berlin
Builder: Dieter Schwarz Stiftung, Neckarsulm
Project management: Drees & Sommer, Stuttgart
Reference document: experimenta, Heilbronn
Technical documentation: GraviVent® Silent Gravity Cooling/Heating