Level Green - An Autostadt project
The following partners were instrumental in taking the content developed by the Autostadt, the concept as well as the macrostructure of the proposal and complementing them with scientific data converting them into the whole that has become an “experiential area of sustainability”:
J. Mayer H. Architects, Berlin – architecture and overall design
For the last ten years J. Mayer H. architects have worked at the cutting edge of architecture, communication and new technology. Their work ranges from installations and virtual spaces, to design objects and urban design. Recently completed projects include the “Mensa Moltke” in Karlsruhe, the office block “ADA 1“ in Hamburg und the private home “dupli.casa“ in Stuttgart. The “Metropol Parasol”, a redesign of the Plaza de la Encarnacion in Seville, is one of the most significant Spanish “icon projects” at present. In recognition of its work, the firm was awarded the Mies-van-der-Rohe Prize 2003, Emerging Architect and the Holcim Award 2005 Bronze for sustainable architecture.
ART+COM AG, Berlin – scenography and media design
ART+COM, Gestaltungsbüro für Neue Medien, spatially translates and arranges content using interactive media and, as a result makes complex themes in museums, exhibitions and visitor centres accessible. An interdisciplinary team of 70, designs and realizes media solutions of all kinds – from individual installations to interactive spaces and media facades – for international clients from the fields of culture, industry and research. Projects completed in the last two years include the general planning for the Science Center Medizintechnik Otto Bock, Berlin (from June 2009), the media installation of the BMW Museums, München (2008) as well as the architectural installation “Duality“, Tokio (2007). ART+COM’s work has won many awards both at national and international level.
Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH – consultants
The Wuppertal Institut researches and develops policy guidelines, strategies and instruments for sustainable development at regional, national and international levels. Central to this is the ecology and its interaction with business and society. The focus of its research is the analysis and implementation of innovations which will serve to reduce the impact that development of affluence has on nature. Key areas of research for this institute are sustainable production and consumption, climate change, energy scenarios and concepts of mobility.
Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg GmbH – consultants
The IFEU was founded more than 30 years ago by scientists at the University of Heidelberg as an independent research institute. Today about 60 scientists of different disciplines work at current environmental concerns. Sustainability is a driving force; scientific funding and a systematic focus on implementation underlie their work. The IFEU’s areas of concern are energy, traffic, refuse, agriculture, the ecological optimization of production and processes, environmental impact studies and risk studies, and environmental education and policy counselling.
TU Dresden, Institut für Wirtschaft und Verkehr – consultants
The Fakultät Verkehrswissenschaften "Friedrich List" (faculty of traffic sciences) at the TU Dresden is concerned with all aspects of traffic. Dr Martin Treiber is an associate professor at the faculty for traffic econometrics and modelling at the TU Dresden. He obtained his doctorate in physics (on the topic of waves in fluids) to the modelling of traffic jams. Dr. Arne Kesting, TU Dresden, was awarded his doctorate in 2008. His thesis deals with "Microscopic traffic modelling for human and automised traffic behaviour: traffic adaptive strategy for speed regulation”. This thesis was awarded the Friedrich-List prize. Its research areas lie in the development, simulation and appraisal of future driver assistance systems.