see Building see Heliostat + Reflecting mirror see frontal view see Inside view see Leaf + Flower Sonnenhof (sun court) see Overview 


Sonnenhof (sun court)

Sonnenhof 1998/2000

This modern, quadratic preschool building looks like a pedestal in an inner courtyard surrounded by high buildings. Visitors are greeted by a large 'sunflower' located on the roof of the main entrance. A heliostat is mounted on the back of the sunflower. The heliostat wanders with the sun, projecting its rays on a elliptically shaped reflecting mirror located on the glass roof. The back of the mirror is designed as a water lily.
The result is an architectural installation which communicates between the inside and outside spaces as well as between small and big inhabitants of the building complex.

Gabrielenstrasse, Munich-Neuhausen.