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ADEPT wins international competition to design new musem in neglected neighborhood of Berlin

Germany Architecture News - Nov 20, 2018 - 05:58   14674 views

ADEPT wins international competition to design new musem in neglected neighborhood of Berlin

Danish architecture office ADEPT has won an international competition to design a museum in Berlin. ADEPT's new museum building will be built at a site in Mitte, a neglected neighborhood of Berlin was left abandoned for more than 20 years. 

The protected site, known as ‘Marinehaus' and originally a union club for naval officers, will be envisioned as a central part of the vision of the Berlin City Museum to establish a cultural cluster, is to be resurrected as a new museum typology. With a strong house-in-house concept, ADEPT has won the international competition ahead of 20 invited competitors.

ADEPT wins international competition to design new musem in neglected neighborhood of Berlin

The transformation of a 7,800-square-metre protected building is part of the future strategy for Stadtmuseum Berlin, that includes a new type of museum - a creative and cultural pivot that anchors the museum in the everyday life of the neighborhood through exhibitions, workshops and as a community center for the locals.

ADEPT wins international competition to design new musem in neglected neighborhood of Berlin

Marinehause, existing building

ADEPT’s winning proposal shows how a simple house-in-house concept can create synergy between the new community functions and the historical frame, already integrated in the urban context. The existing floors are removed and replaced by a new interior wooden structure, allowing visual connections between floors and a warm inclusive identity to the project.

ADEPT wins international competition to design new musem in neglected neighborhood of Berlin

Marinehaus: concept house-in-house

The director of Stadtmuseum Berlin, Paul Spies, praised the winning proposal for its way to create an open and inviting contribution to public life in the city, embracing both everyday life and cultural communities. At the same time, the winning proposal underlines the vision of an innovative urban laboratory focusing on the many aspects of Berlin as a city.

ADEPT wins international competition to design new musem in neglected neighborhood of Berlin

Facade: The existing building is transformed in respect of its heritage

"We are extremely proud and happy to have won 1st prize in the competition for such an amazing public initiative. Our proposal embraces both building and urban vision: a new flexible interior structure that creates spaces for both cultural activities and the local community, and at the same time a respectful transformation of the protected building," said Martin Krogh, partner in ADEPT.

Construction work is expected to begin in 2022. The project has a budget of 17.6 mil Euro.

ADEPT wins international competition to design new musem in neglected neighborhood of Berlin

Ground floor plan

ADEPT wins international competition to design new musem in neglected neighborhood of Berlin

First floor plan

ADEPT wins international competition to design new musem in neglected neighborhood of Berlin

Second floor plan

ADEPT wins international competition to design new musem in neglected neighborhood of Berlin

Third floor plan

ADEPT wins international competition to design new musem in neglected neighborhood of Berlin

Fourth floor plan

Project facts

Project name: Marinehaus

Location: Berlin, DE

Year: 2018 - 2025 

Size: 7.800 m2

Team: ADEPT

Client: Stiftung Stadmuseum Berlin

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