Sales kiosk in the Buga Park

SimpleTec kiosk

A kiosk was originally an open-sided, free-standing pavilion located in parks and palace grounds in Islamic cultural areas. These usually consisted of ‘several crude pillars of tree trunks bearing a roof of straw or wood and enclosed below with a simple railing.’


The location in the park was based on the idea of working with a natural, unrefined raw material and developing it as both the design element and the load-bearing structure of the building. The inner shell is composed of twin wall sheets and acts as a water-repellent layer, ‘captures’ the shadow of the mesh and gives the kiosk spatial depth. The building also features a lighting installation that uses motion detectors to interact with passersby.


The sales kiosk is located in the park of the Bundesgartenschau, or BUGA, in Potsdam and will serve as an additional stand for the existing café on the water playground for selling ice cream, soft drinks and coffee during peak hours.


  • Client: Pro Potsdam
  • Typology: Gastronomy
  • City: Potsdam, Deutschland
  • GFA: 16 m²
  • Completion: 2011
  • Architects: Partner und Partner Architekten
  • Team: Klaus Günter, Jörg Finkbeiner, Christian Necker
  • Structural engineering: Ziegert | Seiler Ingenieure
  • Photos: Klaus Günter

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  • Water Management
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