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Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr (MHM)


Projektbeschreibung:
The redesigned Dresden Museum of Military History is now the official central museum of the German Armed Forces. It will house an exhibition area of roughly 21,000 square feet, making it Germany’s largest museum.

The armory was built from 1873 –1876 and became a museum in 1897. Since its 1897 founding, the Dresden Museum of Military History has been a Saxon armory and museum, a Nazi museum, a Soviet museum and an East German museum. Today it is the military history museum of a unified and... +
The redesigned Dresden Museum of Military History is now the official central museum of the German Armed Forces. It will house an exhibition area of roughly 21,000 square feet, making it Germany’s largest museum.

The armory was built from 1873 –1876 and became a museum in 1897. Since its 1897 founding, the Dresden Museum of Military History has been a Saxon armory and museum, a Nazi museum, a Soviet museum and an East German museum. Today it is the military history museum of a unified and democratic Germany, its location outside the historic center of Dresden having allowed the building to survive the allied bombing campaign at the end of World War II.

In 1989, unsure how the museum would fit into a newly unified German state, the government decided to shut it down. By 2001 feelings had shifted and an architectural competition was held for an extension that would facilitate a reconsideration of the way we think about war.

Daniel Libeskind’s winning design boldly interrupts the original building's symmetry. The extension, a massive, five-story 14,500-ton wedge of concrete and steel, cuts through the 135-year-old former arsenal’s structural order. A 82-foot high viewing platform (the highest point of the wedge is 98 feet) provides breathtaking views of modern Dresden while pointing towards the area where the fire bombing of Dresden began, creating a dramatic space for reflection.

The new façade’s openness and transparency contrasts with the opacity and rigidity of the existing building. The latter represents the severity of the authoritarian past while the former reflects the openness of the democratic society in which it has been reimagined. The interplay between these perspectives forms the character of the new Military History Museum.

Inside, in the original, columned part of the building, German’s military history is presented in chronological order. But now it is complemented, in the new wide-open spaces of the five-story wedge, by new exhibition areas with a new focus on thematic consideration of the societal forces and human impulses that create a culture of violence.

The project opened in October 2011 completed by Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG (ADL) with Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL).



Building size
• 14,000 sq.m
• 20,000 sq.m (Exhibition Area)

Structure
Steel and concrete


Client
The Military History Museum (The Federal Republic of Germany)

Joint Venture Partner
Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG, Zurich, with Studio Daniel Libeskind

Cost & Site Supervision
Reese Lubic Wöhrlin Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH

Structural Engineer
GSE Ingenieur-Gesellschaft mbh, Berlin, Germany

Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Engineer
Ipro Dresden, Germany

Landscape Architect
Dipl.-Ing. Volker von Gagern, Dresden, Germany

Lighting Designer
Delux AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Façade
Josef Gartner GmbH, Gundelfingen, Germany

• Auditing Statics
Ing. Consult Cornelius-Schwarz-Zeitler GmbH, Dresden, Germany

• Exhibition Design
Barbara Holzer--Collaboration Holzer Kobler Architekturen and HG Merz Architekten -


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    Awards / Auszeichnungen Luigi Micheletti Award 2013 [Gewinner]
    Baubeginn 2003
    Fertigstellung 10/2011
    Gebäudetyp Museen, Kunsthallen (Umbau / Umnutzung)
    Projektkosten
    Baukosten (gesamt) 62.500.000 EUR
    Projektadresse Olbrichtplatz 2
    DE-01099 Dresden
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veröffentlicht am 13.08.2012
Zuletzt aktualisiert 05.06.2013
Projekt-ID 5-48645
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