The Schöningen Spears, the oldest complete set of hunting weapons and the first evidence of the active hunt by early man became the design inspiration for the PALÄON Research and Experience Center in Schöningen, Germany. The abstraction of the building’s exterior mimics the sharp 300,000-year-old weaponry found on site.
Amplifying the natural beauty of its surroundings the architects, Holzer Kobler Architekturen, in collaboration with pbr AG and landscape architects Topotek1, created a structure that becomes a landmark in itself.
Often when architecture is placed amidst a lavish landscape it can take away from its surroundings. As PALÄON is cloaked in this mirrored finish, it has the unique ability to reflect 360 degrees of its natural scenery. The PALÄON offers extraordinary views of the surrounding environment, which is filled with lush forestry, meadows and grazing horses.
Alucobond naturAL colors mimic the beauty of real metal surfaces to enhance the design of your architectural project. The finely textured aluminum scatters light for a close-up visual effect, while retaining the luster of smooth aluminum from afar.
Its imposing, vivid appearance combined with the metallic gloss, light reflection and absorption of these surfaces makes a truly memorable impression. A transparent, weatherproof, fluorpolymeric lacquer system protects the finely rolled surface structures.
The exhibition within focuses on the rich history and archeological findings that give us a unique insight into the lives of ancestors.
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Photos by Jan Bitter © Holzer Kobler Architekturen