ANOTHER SIDE OF THE STORY
Last Friday, September 6 2019 , the new CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED ONCOLOGY of the University Hospital Cologne was officially opened in the presence of the prime minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, numerous scientists, doctors, sponsors and patients.
kadawittfeldarchitektur is responsible for the facade design of Germany's largest outpatient building for cancer patients.
The CIO is located at the centre of the densely built university campus and can therefore not be perceived as a whole by passers-by. In order to nevertheless create a visual identity, two large format images adorn the new building’s facades. Each illustration is composed of several shades of a single colour and resembles a simplified canopy of leaves. The two primary colours, red and green, pick up hues from the surrounding environment.
Like in a so-called tabula scalata, the images are divided into vertical strips and applied to the different sides of full-height exterior louvers.
The red image is visible on one louver surface, the green image on the other. The illustrations have been applied to the four facade surfaces in such a way that the building appears in a single hue when seen from opposite corners; the colour changes as you walk past. The metallic coating of the louvers reflects the surroundings. The effects of the changing colours and shimmering reflections are a memorable experience for passers-by. ???? by Jürgen Schmidt Fotografie
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