A the oldest blacksmith museum in Germany, the ’Frohnauer Hammer' in Saxonian Annaberg-Buchholz is a popular tourist destination within the East German area of the ’Erzgebirge'. The competition proposal for a new visitor centre complements the existing Grade I listed museum complex and provides a scheme for new landscaping. Together with the two existing buildings, the new museum and visitor centre forms an ensemble of three parts with strong spatial relationships, tied together with the new landscaping elements. A varied and informative route leads the visitor through a sequence of characteristic historical and new museum spaces embedded into expressive landscapes. The massing of the new visitor centre refers to the steep roofs of the regional rural architecture and features a large barn-like main exhibition space under an expressive timber construction. In the exhibition rooms, a row of dormers and a large bay window provide views of the surrounding area and the picturesque archaic landscape of the valley.
Museum and visitor centre, remodeling, restructuring, restoration and modernisation within Grade I listed context, new building
Große Kreisstadt Annaberg-Buchholz
€ 2.7 Mio.
Hahn Hertling von Hantelmann, Berlin
In collaboration with
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