Essener Geschichte Archive Building / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch

Essener Geschichte Archive Building / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch

© Deimel & Wittmar © Deimel & Wittmar © Deimel & Wittmar © Deimel & Wittmar + 11

Library  · 
Essen, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    6700.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project

Text description provided by the architects. 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

Project gallery

See all Show less

Project location

Address: Essen, Germany

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Essener Geschichte Archive Building / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch" 15 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments
© Deimel & Wittmar

埃森历史档案馆 / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.