Photo: Silke Weinsheimer
LEVEL GREEN - The concept of sustainability
The exhibition LEVEL GREEN – The Concept of Sustainability examines various dimensions of sustainability and uses architecture to display the content in an interactive and playful way. Situated on approximately 1 000 m², the ‘experiential space Sustainability’ is an interplay between a walk-in sculptural installation, divided into six themed areas, and the 28 exhibits within it.
Environmental sustainability is embedded in the Autostadt DNA. It is ever-present around the park: from the specially designed four-compartment bins for separating waste, to the all-natural philosophy of serving organic, fresh seasonal products from the local area in the Autostadt restaurants. Even the electrical power used for live performances at the Autostadt comes from renewable resources.
The goal of the exhibition is to provide a holistic, personally relevant and positive view of sustainability while at the same time engaging with the critical aspects as well as future challenges. For the frame of reference three basic aspects are used: the environment, the economy and society. The premise of this is that sustainable development can only be achieved by the simultaneous and equitable implementation of environmental, economic and social goals. We do this bearing in mind its relevance to everyday life e.g. the visitor is able to access the complexity of the topic by virtue of commonplace examples which are both aesthetically and intellectually appealing.
The architectonic design was inspired by the manifold interdependencies and is determined by the metaphor of the net: the exhibition space is no longer an encompassing shell but, together with the content, becomes part of a whole which enables the visitor to discover and experience the exhibit.