So-called Legend ramps enable the visitors to cross over from the Collection museum route to the Legend route. A central, full-height atrium joins the exhibition areas, some of which span several storeys, into a single spacial continuum. The main load-bearing elements of the museum are made from structural concrete. Ceilings spanning large distances are sandwich constructions. The building is braced horizontally by three cores and three secondary lift shafts. The offset floor levels transfer their combined vertical slab loads to the building cores.
Services Wenzel + Wenzel: Execution planning, Tendering, Award of contracts, Site Supervision
Client: Daimler Real Estate GmbH, Berlin
Design: UNStudio van Berkel & Bos, Amsterdam, ARGE UNStudio / Wenzel+Wenzel
Hugo Häring Prize 2009
Architecture Prize for Concrete 2008
Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2008
German Architecture Prize 2007 – Distinction
1822 Kunstpreis 2003
period of performance: 2003 – 2006
gross room volume: ca. 270,000 m³
gross floor area: ca. 33,000 m²
costs: ca. €150 m
Photos © Wenzel + Wenzel, Van Berkel & Bos U.N. Studio B.V.