Driving Attraction "Ausfahrt", Autostadt Wolfsburg

The new driving attraction offers car buyers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their new vehicle and all its technical assistance systems. An impressive construction in the form of a leaf covers the specially designed driving area. Volkswagen customers are advised and attended to in the adjacent service pavilion. The impressive structure was designed by Schlaich Bergermann und Partner from Berlin. Kardorff Ingenieure Lighting Design was responsible for the whole lighting concept.

Client: Architect: Landscape Architect:
Building Type:
Urban Space +
The elegantly curved roof is also clearly visible from outside the Autostadt and poses as a new landmark between the Volkswagen Arena and the glass silos of the VW group. A public, panoramic walkway alongside the driving attraction leads visitors to the entrance of the GroupForum.
Shopping +
The main lighting element in the service pavilion is a large-format pendant luminaire based on the shape of the sales and assistance counter. This lighting fixture is a special design and its form influences not only the illumination of the showcases, but also the external appearance of the pavilion.
Area:
Exteriors +
The interplay between the construction of the roof, the topography and the visible interior of the service pavilion has been taken into consideration in the lighting design. In addition to the functional requirements, primary focus was placed on the overall atmosphere and the appearance of the Autostadt by night.
Lighting Technology:
LED +
All the lighting fixtures are LED with a warm-white luminous color. The goal was to optimally illuminate the parking areas and the vehicles. Particular attention was given to an irritation-free rendering of the vehicle surfaces for the car buyers. Other main goals were to unobtrusively set off the roof’s architecture and create an attractive exterior space.
Region:
Germany
Picture credits:
Photographs +
Graft, Tobias Hein
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  • Driving Attraction_Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung
  • Driving Attraction_Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung
  • Driving Attraction_Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung