Südmole Wine Pavilion, Mainz , 2015
In a newly emerging urban district, the question of identity-forming elements has a very special significance. It is important to create places for sensory experiences, objects that attract people’s attention. At the junction between the North and South pier, the inner harbour and the Rhine, the pavilion rearranges the spaces. By placing the extra high volume, it acquires the necessary weight. Like a lighthouse, it defines the anchor point of the different directions of movement as a new attraction. At the same time, it blends into its surroundings with its partly folded longitudinal sides so that inviting places are created.