Thanks to the tiled façade and its three round layouts, the new supermarket in Oldenburg, Germany, has become an unmistakeable part of the town. A varied sort creates a very special play of colours.
New building of a consumer market, Germany © Wienerberger / Jens Krüger, neun grad architektur
"Three partially intertwined circles create an organic architecture for the grocery store - unique especially for the retail sector."
"The supermarket is surrounded by a majority of buildings constructed in the 1930s and 1950s that are typical for Northern Germany with their brick façades. In materiality, our façade continues this tradition, allowing it to fit in with the surrounding structures. Yet with its undulating form, the supermarket maintains its own identity as an individual entity." - Lars Frerichs from neun grad architektur
Building in the public sphere often involves an architecture of appropriateness.