The Wave , BMW Group, Expo 2000, Munich, Germany - FRANKEN\ARCHITEKTEN

The Wave

As part of the BMW exhibition for Expo 2000, the orchestration of a room-filling wave generated using a force field simulation became the metaphor for the dynamic power of clean energy. The wave’s lattice structure was one of the first constructions in the world to be produced individually using computer control technology and a mass customization process.

Client BMW Group
Location Expo 2000, Munich, Germany
Project-Team Prof. Bernhard Franken, Tanja Schaile, Nils-Peter Fischer, Andreas Kreutz, Thomas Remdisch, Xun Yu, Melanie Ziegner, Michael Lulay
Status Realised 2000
Dimension 3.300 m²

Narrative Spaces


"Parametric design, often linking the contextual with the meta-
phorical, is a
transparent and formal approach to the creation of a narrative archi-tecture."






  • Architettura e modernità, Carocci editore, 2010