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Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Simon Takasaki Architecture + Research Studio

Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Simon Takasaki Architecture + Research Studio
Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Simon Takasaki Architecture + Research Studio, Courtesy of Simon Takasaki & Dietmar Köring
Courtesy of Simon Takasaki & Dietmar Köring

Aiming to seamlessly integrate into the UNESCO World Heritage site, this proposal for the Museum of Bavarian History is derived from the existing roofscape the building references to history. Designed by Simon Takasaki Architecture + Research Studio, their proposal develops a formal language which is triggered by the existing structures, overlaying the present and the future simultaneously. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Courtesy of Simon Takasaki & Dietmar Köring
Courtesy of Simon Takasaki & Dietmar Köring

Located in the old town of Regensburg, the architects wanted to create a haptic integration, so the facade is classic and modern at the same time, made out of bright, whitewashed bricks. The existing lane structure is assimilated and continued to the river Danube.

model 01
model 01

Due to the urban situation, it offers to be realized in two buildings. The center of the two volumes creates a public plaza which is also part of the lobby and the "Common Ground". The square is framed by the Museum of the Bavarian history and the Bavariathek.

model 02
model 02

The newly created space allows an extension of the Danube market, this is an integral part of the design. The design for the Museum of the Bavarian History reacts cautiously on the urban environment of the city of Regensburg. It integrates seamlessly into the existing structures without seeming old-fashioned. The face of the Museum of the Bavarian history is not denying the history of building culture in Bavaria, on the contrary, it is celebrating its roots.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Regensburg, Germany
  • Designers

    Simon Takasaki & Dietmar Köring
  • Client

    Ministry of Building Regensburg
  • Area

    10,000 m²
  • Status

    Competition Entry
  • Project Year

    2013

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Simon Takasaki Architecture + Research Studio" 16 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/402916/museum-of-bavarian-history-competition-entry-simon-takasaki-architecture-research-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884
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