Echoing its former agricultural use, the Mobile Life Campus is conceived as an idealized landscape with earth-folds and accentuating stone embankments. The first of five buildings planned for Volkswagen’s International University is presented on the new sculptural, yet ecological landscape that covers a flat hilltop of the Hageberg at the outskirts to the west of Wolfsburg. The earth terraces formed by the modelling approach anchor the building with the topography and, with their graphic rhythm, form an almost baroque, geometric mise-en-scene for the representative building.
Like a veil of canopies, more than 500 rare apple trees are planted at regular intervals over the field. A fertile field for studying and teaching has been laid out through the almost textile-like interweaving of the ideally-formed landscape and the building. Walking along the crossing Campus Street, one experiences a transformed field when looking back. As in a picture puzzle, the stone slope is turned into a lush green field.