LAVA

LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE

MESSE GENF, SWITZERLAND

  • Client:
  • Competition
  • Location:
  • Messe Genf, Switzerland
  • Partners:
  • Jung von Matt Relations, designtoproduction Germany, office Martin Schroth
  • Status:
  • Competition
  • Size:
  • 3,000 m2

ABOUT

A fair stand for the new compact class Mercedes-Benz aims to introduce and connect a younger audience to the brand. The design had to break new ground to target the interests of younger people whilst reinforcing the special quality, comfort and security traditionally associated with the brand.

Whilst existing customers look more at the products, the younger target group view cars in terms of their lifestyle.

Mercedes-Benz has always been a pioneer in the development of automotive engineering and the stand concept highlights this innovative approach via a dynamic force field, where the three core brand values of perfection, fascination and responsibility are evident.

These three brand values are assigned their own unique spaces. They are connected via visible shafts of light, force field lines that spread over the entire dynamic area. The spaces rise from the ground like sand dunes in the wind and warp the ceiling in the outer foothills. Light intensity and strength varies and is constantly changing, opening up new spaces.

Each "brand space" presents the content associated with that model, which is staged as a hero prominently on circular platforms.

A virtual media sculpture in the centre of the stand combines interactivity and information, and overlooks the brand and products.

The space is real and virtual, informative and interactive.

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Design: Toko / Development: Damien Aistrope