- Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

Berlin’s Technik Museum Is Topped with a Historic Candy Bomber Plane

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 23, 2012 @ 2:40 pm In Architecture,Environment,Renewable Energy | No Comments

Technik Museum, Rosinenbomber, 'Candy Bomber', windmill, wind power, German Museum of Technology, Kreuzberg, Architecture, Renewable Energy

The Technik Museum’s new building was completed in 2000 and has a total usable area of 215,000 square foot. It was mainly constructed from steel-composite structure and was designed to be extremely energy-efficient, optimizing daylight. It has no air conditioning and its dynamic facade [1] allows for solar, glare, and light control.

The exhibition area covers 130,000 square foot and contains a library, shops, restaurants and plenty of aviation and navigation vehicles. Currently showing an exhibition called ‘Wind Strength’ [2], the museum is featuring a 145-foot high rotor blade at its entryway which portrays the impressive proportions of wind turbines. The large museum park boasts wind and water mills that are a natural oasis for learning an experiencing technology in Berlin.

With daily demonstrations, tours and interactive workshops, the German Museum of Technology [3] offers an entertaining day out. Although the highlight of the building is not inside, but outside. The Rosinenbomber, or ‘Candy Bomber [4]‘, plane rests at the museum’s roof and is famous for once being used by a pilot to deliver sweets to Berlin’s children below.

+ Pitz & Hoh architects [5]

+ Technik Museum [6]

Photos © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat

Article printed from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/berlins-technik-museum-is-topped-with-a-historic-candy-bomber-plane/

URLs in this post:

[1] dynamic facade: http://inhabitat.com/londons-kew-gardens-herbarium-uses-underground-cooling-and-hot-air-to-protect-its-contents/

[2] Wind Strength’: http://www.sdtb.de/WINDSTAERKEN.1897.0.html?&no_cache=1

[3] German Museum of Technology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Museum_of_Technology

[4] Candy Bomber: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosinenbomber

[5] + Pitz & Hoh architects: http://www.pitz-hoh.de/index.php?link=projekte

[6] + Technik Museum: http://www.sdtb.de/Technikmuseum.3.0.html

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.