Archive of Arts

Archive of Arts

LocationFrankfurter Straße 23 D-15848 Beeskow
ClientStadt Beeskow
ProcedureCompetition 2010, 1st Prize

The successful competition entry to construct an art archive to house and exhibit GDR art reveals a powerful design for a new building that accommodates all the complex’s functions under one roof. The site’s existing historical architecture is complemented by the formal vocabulary and use of materials in the new building, which at the same time exudes a contemporary spirit in its facade design. Instead of creating a sharp demarcation from the rest of the site, the aim was to amalgamate past and present throughout the new art archive.

Restoration work on the historical castle fortification wall has already been completed.