With our forward-looking, sustainable concept for the milking parlor in Zetel, DIA - Dittel Architekten in cooperation with the landscape architects Heuschneider from Rheda-Wiedenbrück won the jury over. As one of the five magic places of Lower Saxony, which take up the radiant power of the landscape and are developed in sensitive landscape areas, a flagship project of tourism development in the rural area is created.
In the course of the redesign, the existing building will be extensively renovated and will offer flexible use for special exhibitions and events in the future. The architecture of the extension picks up on the simple formal language of the existing building and blends harmoniously into the landscape. During the design process, emphasis was placed on the reuse of materials and the implementation of a completely climate-neutral energy supply.
“The competition entry is characterized by a language of forms carefully incorporated into nature. [...] Ultimately, the design quality, the consistency and the sensitive formal language of the design, which strikes rather quiet tones and thus corresponds to an appropriation of the theme of agriculture in an authentic way, is convincing,” said the jury.
The design of the outdoor space picks up on the typical landscape elements and opens up new experiences and perspectives on the surroundings in the exhibition. Thus, the landmark tells the story of the landscape and regional identity. The visitors experience the site in connection with the surroundings, in which the exhibition and activity locations in the outdoor space fit in harmoniously. The accompanying permanent exhibition offers a multifaceted environmental education program that raises awareness of the topics of environmental, nature and climate protection in an exciting way and, together with the local recreation area, invites both the young and old to linger. The concept consists of analog, digital and interactive elements, the combination of which makes it possible to inform, establish contemporary references and expand the personal experience of the visitor.