Apassionata Show Palace

Lead DesignerLars Krueckeberg, Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit
Design TeamRaphael Hemmer, Marc Wienicke, Aleksandra Zajko, Altan Arslanoglu, Benjamin Riess, Matthijs v.d. Lely, Ralf Bliem, Relana Hense, Sebastian Gernhardt
ClientAPASSIONATA Entertainment GmbH
CreditsStefan Müller-Naumann + APASSIONATA World GmbH
Prize(s)1st Place in Architecture Categories / Other Architectural Designs
Entry Description

The show palace has been implemented as the first building of the Apassionata Park, a horse theme park in Munich, Germany. The show palace with its visually powerful theatre world is the centerpiece of the park and creates a symbiotic relationship between nature and art world and offers space for 1,700 visitors. The front of the building is constructed with a wooden façade, which is brought to life by an underlying light installation every evening. The overall shape of the façade abstracts the dynamic of free running horses and creates one more illusory show effect for the visitors.


GRAFT was founded in 1998 in Los Angeles, California by Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, and Thomas Willemeit and operates internationally in the fields of urban development, architecture, and design. The hybrid office with further locations in Berlin and Beijing is characterized by its innovative and interdisciplinary design method and its futuristic design language.