Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the competition for the new building of depot and workshops for the regional authorities for culture and preservation of historical monuments and state museum in Schwerin, Germany. Located on the former barrack ground on the Johannes‐Stelling Street, the proposed concept completes the former military base in the southern part. Records and documents from over 60 different sites are combined in the central repository and its associated workshops while a connecting structure combines three different depots to the workshop building in the South. More images and architects’ description after the break.
More than 370 architect offices asked for competition documents, but at the end, the jury evaluated about 60 submissions. The awarding authority, the department for construction and properties Mecklenburg‐ Vorpommern (Germany), fixed the budget on 39.8 mill. €. The amount invested accounts 49.0 mill. €. The terms of the competition demand all in all five different construction phases for the workshops and the depots. The developed construction stage determined form and design.
The cladding material is copper. This gradual modifying material stands for the course of the time, just as for protection and conservation. The intriguing and structural appearance of the exterior facade on the whole building is due to the rotating copper segments in front of glazed elements as well as fixed copper panels in front of closed elements. The material’s surface remains untreated and executes its metamorphose over the years.
Architects: Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten
Location: Schwerin, Germany
Awarding Authority: The department for construction and properties Mecklenburg‐Vorpommern (Germany)
Team: Dipl.-Ing. Hermann Scheidt, Architekt BDA, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Frank Kasprusch, Architekt BDA
Participation: Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Zinkahn, Architekt, Dipl.-Ing. MA Bianka Klinger, MA Lukas Witalinski, Dipl.-Ing. Lisa Metzger-Pegau
Competition Status: 1st prize, July 2012
Estimated Completion: 2020
Competition Area: 4.46 ha
Gross Floor Area: 31.075 sqm
Construction Cost: 39.8 mill Euro