Technically acting as a sunscreen and weather barrier the curved facade is fully glazed and combines the curtain wall glazing with horizontal lamellas and vertical glass fins. The position and size of each of the facade elements are derived from a twisted frame system, which is related to the interior organisation of the building.
The concave front of the building displays different fluent forms when seen from varying distances and directs the visual field of the customers traveling on the spiraling escalators. Edge-lighting for the vertical glass fins spreads soft colours onto the facade by night. The lighting intensity and colour effects are digitally controlled and choreographed adding another layer of fluidity to the building’s skin. See also: Star Place interior
Star Place Facade
UNStudio Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen, Christian Veddeler, Mirko Bergmann, Albert Gnodde, Sebastian Schott, Freddy Koelemeijer, Katja Groeger, Jirka Bars, Andreas Brink, Simon Kortemeier, Shu Yan Chan