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Essener Geschichte Archive Building / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch

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From the architect. The project comprises the reconstruction of the listed Luisenschool to be used as a library, an administration and an exhibition area and also the new construction of an archive building.

© Deimel & Wittmar
© Deimel & Wittmar

The accurate design of the new building and the sensitive handling of the old building were of paramount importance. By doing so The Luisenschool turns its focus towards education and history. The overlapping utilizations of school-library-archive-exposition demonstrates a special quality and offers new opportunities.

Site Plan
Site Plan

The corten steel tables, which cover the new archive, are made of a material that constantly alters and protects itself by corrosion. It communicates the change of time, appears protective and alludes to the background of the City of Essen.

© Deimel & Wittmar
© Deimel & Wittmar
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Essener Geschichte Archive Building / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch" 15 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/168440/essener-geschichte-archive-building-scheidt-kasprusch-architekten/>