bez+kock architekten adds travertine extension to 17th century german museum
 

bez+kock architekten adds travertine extension to 17th century german museum

bez+kock architekten has extended the sauerland museum, a historic existing building housed in the landsberger hof and dating back to 1605, transforming it into the south westphalia museum and culture forum. located in arnsberg, germany, the museum has been renovated and connected to the new, gauingen travertine extension via a bridge that links to the existing building’s basement while offering panoramic views of the city through a large window. bez+kock architekten adds travertine extension to 17-th century german museumall images courtesy of bez+kock architekten

 

 

bez+kock architekten has restored the 17-th century building, and added the new extension which now enables the museum to host top-class temporary exhibitions. the new building comprises three floors that create a stepped form from north to south: from the level of the basement of the old building down to ruhrstraße, where the main exhibition space of the museum is located with the large exhibition hall. the extension is connected to the main building via a bridge that leads to the basement of the landsberger hof.bez+kock architekten adds travertine extension to 17-th century german museum

 

 

by incorporating the two main urban spatial directions of landsberger hof and ruhrstraße, the new building fits naturally into its surrounding neighborhood. at the same time, the dominance of the landsberger hof as a palace on the city wall is preserved in the silhouette of the arnsberg old town. the exterior of the extension is clad in gauinger travertine, which underlines the sculptural appearance of the building. last, individual, cut window openings create a connection from the inside to the outside.bez+kock architekten adds travertine extension to 17th century german museum

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project info:

 

 

name: museum and cultural forum arnsberg

architect: bez+kock architekten

gross floor area: 3,533 m²

location: alter markt 24-30, 59821 arnsberg, germany

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