Dynamics of Energy Production

architects Becker Architekten
project Hydro-electric Power Station, Kempten, Germany
written by Christian Holl


Its amorphous form leaves an impression of powerfulness, elegance and dynamics. This hydro-electric power plant seems to be formed of a fluid mass which first puffed up and then stiffened. Its form outlines and dramatizes the managed dynamics of water. At first, the water runs calmly into the water collection basin; it rises in front of the turbines and then drops from there. After generating electric power, the water again returns to the course of the river Iller.