221 Westerturm

Museum at the town wall

221 Westerturm
221 Westerturm
221 Westerturm
221 Westerturm
221 Westerturm
221 Westerturm
221 Westerturm
221 Westerturm
221 Westerturm
221 Westerturm
221 Westerturm

221 Westerturm

  • title Schützenmuseum
  • client Duderstadt City
  • location Auf der Spiegelbrücke, 37115 Duderstadt
  • size new building 430 m² GFA, old building 765 m² GFAF
  • time period 2010-2012
  • types of assignment Commission, Full mission
  • status completed
  • budget ca. 1.010.000,00 €
  • category

Built against the oldest section of the Duderstadt town wall, new exhibition space has been created in a prismatically folded structure. Inclined façade panels with shiny golden copper plate interpret the appeal of the historic building fabric in a modern architectural language.

 

Westerturm ensemble and Schützenmuseum

 

The new ensemble is accessed through a passageway directly below the West Tower. The historic town wall with the original arches of the former battlements forms the rear wall of the entire three-storey building complex that borders onto a narrow old town alley. The prismatically folded new structure with inclined triangular façade panels and shiny golden copper plate cladding interpret the appeal of the historic building fabric with its centuries-old twisted timber framing in a modern architectural language. The new museum adjoins two narrow half-timbered houses in striking contrast. A large polygonal window offers delightful views to the alley. The sculpted staircase connects the various exhibition levels. Black stained wooden surfaces and black waxed steel plates contrast with the old natural stone ashlars of the town wall. The organizers of the exhibition have set sulphur-yellow colour accents. On the upper floor a small stairway in the large tower and a new steel bridge along the wall lead to a small tower.

next project:

226 Livestock auction hall

previous project:

212 Heidestraße 3