My heart beats for..., Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung , Frankfurt/Main, Germany - FRANKEN\ARCHITEKTEN

My heart beats for...

For the XX. World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 - Global Forum prevention - Franken Architekten was mandated of the DGUV for planning (Franken Architekten) and implementation (Franken Consulting) of Architecture and Event of the German evening, the social highlight of the world's largest OSH event. Impressively the German landscape topography has been translated into a three-dimensional architecture staging in the Festhalle Frankfurt. The guests were greeted by an impressive alpine panorama with "Mountain Bar" on an elevated viewing platform, then on the "Green Bar", and the "City Stage" with Skyline of Frankfurt, to the Beach Bar, on the sea-coast to the north; taken on a perceptible travel. The use of atmospheric lighting effects, different types of surfaces and stains emphasized each typical landscape identity. "My heart beats for ... - was the theme of the evening, that went through the whole evening as an impulse line design, from the wall panoramas to the menu. Many facets of the stage show of film, graffiti art, beatboxer, classical string trio, ballet and live performance by Cris Cosmo took the audience from around the world on a journey through Germany. The program offered many examples that showed what the hearts of the people in Germany beats for. As Cris Cosmo and band presented his song "Herzschlagt", all the guests took enthusiastically the rhythm of the heartbeat. "Open your heart" was from that moment the motto of the world of experience.

Client Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung
Location Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Project-Team Prof. Bernhard Franken, Nicole Franken, Corinna von Rabenau, Sebastian Stehl, Felix Schneider, Laura Kilian, Asli Zorba

Appel Nowitzki

Status Completed 2014
Dimension 5.729 m²

Narrative Spaces





Scenography is not confined to  
the stage or screen, nor just to presen-tation events and trade shows. It is a design approach, rooted in narrative, that can be applied as well to individual buildings and even to urban environments.