skip to main content

The redesigned Dresden Museum of Military History

/up/images/featured/images/0-muzeumdrazdany.jpg

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 exact area where the fire bombing of Dresden began, creating a dramatic space for reflection.

source: magazine ARCHITEKT­­

Do you like this post?

yes: 242     no: 97

Share

Similar Articles:

0-cenarchitektdesign.jpg

Black Teahouse

Similar Articles

Share


logo © 2007 4-INDUSTRY, s.r.o. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy –  Terms of Service