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Museum of the 20th Century

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Competition

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Berlin - DE

Kulturforum was born from a blank slate; It was born of a storm of which few were left standing. Today it maintains the traces of a ‘terrain vague’. This lack of definition constitutes its own richness and its deep identity quality. On these wounds of the war, architectural elements of exceptional value have been placed. They attract and repel at the same time, establishing a new order, making subsequent attempts at organization difficult. Unlike the adjacent Potsdamer Platz, the place has been reluctant to become a city.

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Kulturforum was born from a blank slate; It was born of a storm of which few were left standing. Kulturforum today maintains the traces of a ‘terrain vague’.

This lack of definition constitutes its own richness and its deep identity quality. On these wounds of the war, architectural elements of exceptional value have been placed that attract and repel at the same time, establishing a new order, making subsequent attempts at organization difficult. Unlike the adjacent Potsdamer Platz, the place has been reluctant to become a city.

We created a new space inspired by emptiness and capable of generating greater readability of the area. We advocate re-establishing a unit where the body of the new museum participates in this game of tensions between the most emblematic cultural infrastructures of the city. A place with plenty of space. "Wildnis" refuses to activate this range with uses and users. Instead, we wrap places of art and culture in a wild plant world. A landscape left to the dynamics of nature itself. With dense and inaccessible vegetation that awakens the beauty hidden behind the wounds to activate rather the curiosity for the uncertain.

The new building is not intended to create a new urban order, but rather to 'resonate' with the existing ones and stand out from anarchaic nature. The museum is understood as a meeting and exchange space between the city, architecture, individuals and objects. Their social meaning changes as these concepts and the links between them transform. The museum is different today from what it was thirty years ago and also what it will be in thirty years. We imagine the museum of the future as a scene of intense social activity, in which the pieces of art make up a hard core that is surrounded bya large membrane space in which the meeting and exchange between individual stakes place, which functions as a visible interface between culture and city life. We propose the Museum of the 20th Century as a space in which art and people, conservation and interpretation, observation and participation, architecture and the city can establish new relationships and achieve new meanings as a whole.

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Museum of the 20th Century

Museum

Competition 2015

 

Client: Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

Surface: 28.000 m2

Location: Berlin, Germany

 

Project leaders

Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez, Ginés Garrido, Francisco Burgos

Collaborators

Javier Malo de Molina, Jonás Prieto, Pilar Recio, Agustín Martín, Francisco Díaz, Matilde Lorenzo, Esther Ibáñez

Consultants

Uberland Landscape