The “May” building, which ranks as a cultural monument, has also been integrated into the concept. The plan is to raise the “May” building by one glazed storey while keeping the historic roof shape and roofing material intact. There are also plans to cut down the existing Linden tree, which is protected according to the land-use map, and to replace it with trees along the generous avenue and new Linden trees planted in the museum garden.As part of street planning, the ramp up to Rosenstrasse will be demolished and replaced by a new ramp as an extension of the tree-lined avenue which will continue to provide disabled access.
The choice of materials is based on existing “Marburg stock”. Natural stone facades will echo the historic material and interprete it in a modern way. The new buildings will have a unique and confident appearance, thereby redefining the gateway into the city at the railway bridge. At the same time, they will highlight the visual links from Bahnhofstrasse to the Rosenpark, since they will be set back from the front edge of the existing building, allowing a view in the direction of the Rosenpark café.
Services Wenzel + Wenzel: Tendering, Award of Contracts, Site Supervision, Project Supervison
Client: Marburger Immoblienmanagement
Design: artec architekten, Marburg an der Lahn
period of performance: 2010 – 2012
gross room volume: ca. 75,500 m³
gross floor area: ca. 15,000 m²
Photos: © artec architekten, Marburg an der Lahn