First state museum winning proposal
Denmark based lundgaard & tranberg architects have won the international competition for the new archaeological state museum Rostock, Germany. On an area of 6,500 m², the winning proposal will take shape as a robust one brick-clad structure designed to blend in with its surroundings rather than stand out, symbolizing strength and protection. it turns out, metaphorically and structurally similar to a “treasure chest”, as a place for the important archaeological collection of the federal state of mecklenburg-vorpommern from the baltic sea region – a history that goes back up to 12,000 years.
The proposal, to be located on the Warnow River, will redefine the relationship between the historic city and the waterfront, transforming the port area into a social hub for locals and travellers. The final design therefore envisages a direct connection of the ground floor with the outdoor leisure areas to become a landmark in the Rostock port.all images by lundgaard & tranberg architects
a landmark in the port of rostock
the winning proposal by lundgaard & tranberg architects (see more here) was selected from twenty other competitors. The museum will house both permanent and temporary exhibitions, a café, conference facilities and an accessible rooftop terrace that will offer visitors expansive views of the city.
“It’s a remarkable building that aims to become a landmark in the port, and that’s what we’re all about; The project has an outstanding, recognizable architectural profile. the proposed building meets the museum’s requirements perfectly, with a very impressive foyer and well-functioning exhibition halls. Taking all these elements into account, the winning architects made many correct decisions.’ said future museum director hans-jörg karlsen.
‘It is great to be able to make an active contribution to the ambitious development of Rostock with a museum that looks to the future and at the same time ties in with the historical past of the city as a Hanseatic city with a brick tradition. it is also spectacular to be able to create a home for the large and important collection of mecklenburg-vorpommern. We have tried to create a protected environment where fragile, light-sensitive objects can be shown to the public, offering a journey into the unknown – a special, wonderful experience.” remarked mikkel kjærgaard christiansen, architect and partner at lundgaard & tranberg.