Construction of a new Museum, Berlin
Location: Christinenstraße 18a, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Client: Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin
Gross floor area: 498 sqm
Authors: Sergei Tchoban,
SPEECH, nps tchoban voss
Project partner and project leader nps tchoban voss: Philipp Bauer, Ulrike Graefenhain
Art conservation consultant: Eva-Maria Barkhofen
Team nps tchoban voss: Nadja Fedorova, Katja Fuks, Dirk Kollendt
Landscaping: atelier 8 landschaftsarchitekten
PPW Dipl.-Ing. D. Paulisch
Building equipment: Planungsbüro Thye
Façade: MBM Konstruktionen GmbH
Graphic design Façade:
Heimann und Schwantes
(design stage): Priedemann Fassadenberatung GmbH
exposed concrete: BSS Beton-System-Schalungsbau GmbH
Interior work: Lindner AG
carpentry: Tischlerei Hollenbach
Fittings: Wilking Metallbau GmbH
Photographer: Patricia Parinejad (1), Roland Halbe (2-7)
This four-story building represents a stack of solid cuboids with a glass penthouse on top. Solid jutties loom at different angles from each of the four floors below, spraying the building’s basic geometrics. By means of pictorial concrete moulds showing large scale architectural representations the lightly died exposed concrete alludes to the role and content of the building. On the ground floor and along the height of the staircase the massive concrete body is perforated by small cathedral-glass windows in special shapes that derive from the drawing fragments.
Access is located on the front and the rear of the building differentiating the access for the public and for management and service. On the building front two spacious openings on the ground and on the second floor have been formed as entrance niche and a glazed loggia. Interior functions have been clearly organized along with the vertical partition: reception and ticketing on the ground floor, exhibition cabinets on the first two upper floors, archives on the third and office and conference space on the fourth floor including two roof terraces offering splendid views onto the Pfefferberg premises in the East and the square of Teutoburger Platz in the West.
Although complying with the highest conservational conditions for artworks, the construction reveals an inviting appearance piquing the curiosity of passers-by and adding distinctively to the surroundings of protected industrial monuments, historical apartment houses, quiet streets, courtyards and the landscaped square in front.