14 Nov 2019
Exhibition CBA15

CBA Clemens Bachmann Architekten has been working on a wide variety of projects in the fields of architecture, interior design and design for 15 years. The contents of the projects are as different as the respective approach. The methodology varies and adapts to the task at hand. Initial design concepts, for example, are developed on the basis of physical concept and volume models, and are tested and further developed through diagrams, photomontages and 3D visualizations.


Consequently, the office sees itself more as an architectural workshop and less as a classic planning office. In the hall-like office space, presentation walls mix with plans, drawings, renderings as well as models in various scales. All this always reflects the current design status of the individual projects. The concept of the exhibition, with its walls and their contents arranged as if at random, as well as the large-scale model tables, attempts to reflect this.


The daily project work is characterized by the heterogeneity of the respective design tasks. Thus, there is a constant change between new buildings and renovations, interior design for soccer stadiums and offices, to temporary buildings such as exhibition stands. This, too, represents the concept of the exhibition by avoiding clear zoning in terms of content. The projects “collide” with each other and are put on display without comment.


The space is zoned and divided into functional areas by sea pine panels set up in a v-shape. The exhibition walls, which are rotated out of the grid, serve to present the projects. An auditorium with a large projection screen opposite the entrance is used for lectures. This area is additionally set apart from the rest of the exhibition space by a carpeted island.


Architectural models for each project are displayed on large wooden tables in the center of the space and next to the entrance.


The industrial ceiling with a multitude of building services fixtures remains visible, underscoring the restrained, improvised-looking exhibition architecture. The existing lighting of the space, a simple suspended fluorescent tube grid serves to illuminate the space.


Foiled floor strips mark the three core projects of the exhibition and follow the grid of the exhibition walls with their 45 degree angle.


More information: www.cba15.com


Location: Munich, Germany
Year: 2019
Size: m²
Status: completed

01 Feb 2019
Public library München

The temporary Munich City Library, designed as a sequence of differently colored rooms, contrasts with the otherwise white, cool and technical architecture of the existing building. The different colors create an identification of the individual departments of the library like the children and youth area ,the family library or the gaming zone. Due to the location within the store city of the Motorama, the library becomes a highly public transit space which is open until late in the evening.
Simple materials and surfaces follow the concept of a temporary facility.


Location: Munich, Germany
Year: 2019 – 2021
Client: Gasteig München GmbH
Status: completed

14 Mar 2018
BMW X5 Showroom Atlanta

A temporary showroom was planned for the presentation of the new BMW X5 in Atlanta. The façade construction was designed as an X and placed around the building in the form of an abstract sculpture. The area between the sculpture structure and the actual building served as a generous terrace and entrance area.


Location: Atlanta, USA
Year: 2018
Client: e.w.enture GmbH
Size: approx. 400 m²
Status: completed

31 Jan 2018
Gore Tex Brand Room

A temporary Brand Room was designed for Gore-Tex within their corporate headquarters in Feldkirchen-Westerham. The empty floor will be used for presentations, exhibitions, and events in the future. For this purpose, a meandering structure was built into the space creating rooms, areas, and niches. The angled line of the continuous wall was repeatedly interrupted and broken through. Parts of the remaining fragments develop into spaces that can be used as presentation areas, service areas, or storage. The concept of “wall” can be designed as a separation with a two-sided presentation alignment, or as a consolidating exhibition of the architecture. Openings in the walls allow for passages or separations, visual connections or boundaries. Mobile presentation furniture and working walls allow for a wide variety of room configurations.


Location: Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany
Yeat: 2017 – 2018
Client: e.w.enture GmbH
Size: – m²
Status: settled

14 Aug 2017
Entega trade show booth

The client requested a trade show booth built as a moveable, open, three-dimensional sculpture. The areas should be accessible from three sides without an obvious indication of which is the main or side entrance. The organically formed space merely suggests an enclosed space and divides the booth into different function areas. The division of these areas is enhanced through changing flooring materials.


Location: E-world Essen, Germany
Year: 2017 – 2018
Client: e.w.enture GmbH
Size: approx. 200 m²
Status: completed

06 Feb 2017
World Ski Champion­ships St. Moritz 2017

In cooperation with Wassermann & Company from Basel, CBA planned the interior design of the VIP tent for the World Ski Championships 2017 in St. Moritz. The temporary building holds about 1,500 guests a day on two levels during the two weeks of racing. The concept provides for a strong connection between the architecture and the food offered. The regional cuisine is enhanced by the fittings’ natural surface materials and furniture such as wood, stone, or felt. Different furniture typologies divide and give rhythm to the large areas.


Location: St. Moritz, Switzerland
Year: 2016 – 2017
Client: Wassermann & Company
Status: Completed

05 Jul 2006
Trade fair stand Flos

The Italian lamp manufacturer Flos needed a trade fair stand concept to be developed on an area of just 23 m². Together with e.w.enture, CBA designed a spatial sequence of four frames which thematically divided the stand area into different areas such as product presentation, meeting, or information. By stringing together the frames, the trade fair stand gained a considerably larger visual depth than expected with the actual 4.50 m. The large-scale use of striking company colors on the back wall in contrast to the white wall, ceiling, and floor areas increased this impression. The light, homogeneous lighting and the framed view from the inside and outside let the visitors feel like actors in the scenery. Logos, a presentation table, and an information desk were integrated into the frames through inward and outward folds.


Location: Munich, Germany
Year of construction: 2006
Client: Flos
Size: 25 m²
Status: Completed