Ribbons , BMW Group, Auto Salon, Geneva, Schweiz - FRANKEN\ARCHITEKTEN


The trade fair appearance presented BMW vehicles from the luxury limousine to the Formula One racing car, from the street to the racing track. The wind tunnel served as formal association. A arrangement of several ribbons was subjected to the influence of particle currents in an animation process. This created a variety of street typologies from an alleyway to a banked corner.

Client BMW Group
Location Auto Salon, Geneva, Schweiz
Project-Team Prof. Bernhard Franken, Frank Brammer
Status Realised 2001
Dimension 2.800 m²

Narrative Spaces





Rituals create both movement
and meaning in spaces, as with the liturgy and the theatre, linking the real to the abstract. Ritual is the means of inflecting the sublime and the ethereal into a narrative.