- Hannah Edwards
The ‘Paläon’ is a camouflage, a hyper-realistic abstraction of the landscape. The reflective facade of the Paläon reverberates the surrounding meadows and forests as well as the movements of the clouds in the sky. Through its pictorial form the research and experience center becomes one with its surrounding environment. Due to large-sized, sharp cuts in the facade, the Holzer Kobler architects realized sprawling stunning views from the pit lignite mine to the nearby forest landscape and the grazing Przewalski’s horses. Designed by Holzer Kobler Architects the building is a ‘landmark’ in the rolling landscape that is reflected in the facade. Through the expressive architecture of the building it mediates between artificial and natural landscape.