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mixed reality

concept description-
'Ambient media' a term originating from the field of digital information technology is the notion that information, besides transported in a rational way, can also be a subtle and intuitive environmental feature.
Wide ambient media, which delivers an all-round deep, wide set of information, is in our proposal merged with two material systems into one overall system.
This way the same space-shaping material surfaces are also the carrier of information; and become a tool for communication.

internet-floor and roof-scape

Opposed to the darkened shaded floors below, the Internet floor is a light open floor with a panoramic view of the music quarterÕs roofscape. Here the media-lab is literally in contact visually and virtually with the rest of the world. The new audio-visual lab can become an attractor for Leipzig and its ambitions on the field of media studies. Its metal roof, a visual acquisition to the many already existing copper roofs of the city.

structure & materials

The pleated surface of roof and floors can be folded aluminium bronze or stainless steel. Floors are covered with translucent top sheets, exposing the folded structure underneath.
Cross directional girders are hidden between the folded pleats and are bearing in the sidewalls.