Within the rough concrete façade, the interior features green- and grey-hued walls lined with shelving composed of powder-coated metal and translucent glass tiles, reflective of the industrial uniformity that characterised Leipzig when Germany’s East and West were demarcated.
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Inspired by the site’s history, Snøhetta, the firm behind the recent SFMOMA extension, used a collection of materials, colours and forms to create what they call an “upside-down forest”. A dark sisal carpet references the orchard floor, while thin timber battens hanging from the ceiling suggest a series of tree trunks.
The interior is composed of glossy finishes illustrated with the teal tiling covering the walls, planes and arches of the ceiling. display cabinets framed with rounded windows – each accentuated by a silver rim – wraps around the inner walls of the scheme and offer glimpses of the neatly lined selection of products.