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Grimmwelt / kadawittfeldarchitektur

  • 08:00 - 19 October, 2015
Grimmwelt / kadawittfeldarchitektur
Grimmwelt  / kadawittfeldarchitektur, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

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    • Exhibition Design

      Holzer Kobler Architekturen
    • Curatorial Concept

      Hürlimann + Lepp Ausstellungen
    • Project Management

      DU Diederichs Projektmanagement AG & Co.KG
    • Tendering, contracting

      Peter Zdrenka, Michael Wetstein, Isabel Katers
    • Project team competition phase

      Johannes Müntinga, Simon Kortemeier, Martin van Laack (student assistant)
    • Team

      Oliver Venghaus, Martina Malsbender, Emma Mc Gloin, Jörg Notbohm, Leonie Horstmann, Diana Lamsfuß, Volker Steinbrenner, Robert Ringhoff (student assistant), Liessa Riebesel (student assistant)
    • Interior Design

      Daniel Trappen, Christiane Luiz
    • Visualisation

      Andreas Horsky
    • Modelling

      Andrea Blaschke
    • Structural Engeneering

      Bollinger + Grohmann
    • Exhibition design and scenography

      Holzer Kobler Architekturen
    • Construction site management / tendering

      ATELIER 30 Architekten GmbH
    • Building physics

      TOHR Bauphysik GmbH & Co. KG
    • Lighting design

      Lichtvision Design & Engineering GmbH
    • Fire engeneering

      Neumann Krex & Partner
    • Health and safety coordinator

      Scheyk Ingenieurbüro GmbH
    • Structural auditor

      IBB Fehling + Jungmann GmbH
    • Geotechnical engineering / soil engineering (ground surveyor / engineering structure)

      Erd- und Grundbau-Ingenieure Kratzenberg GmbH
    • Signage System

      Heine/Lenz/Zizka Projekte GmbH
    • More Specs Less Specs
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    © AndreasWeber

    Text description provided by the architects. The new museum at the Weinberg in Kassel has been designed to present the Brothers Grimm‘s works. It translates the historical and topographical features of the surrounding park into a continuous open space and invites visitors to explore the exhibitions at their own pace.

    © Jan Bitter
    © Jan Bitter

    The Brothers Grimm Museum, Grimmwelt Kassel, is located in a picturesque park on the slope of an area called Weinberg close to Kassel city centre where it blends into the gently undulating landscape. Old stone steps, wall fragments, pergolas, planted terraces and lush vegetation contribute towards the special atmosphere of the park.

    © Jan Bitter
    © Jan Bitter

    The new museum continues the topography of the surroundings in an accessible roof landscape and thus provides the park with an open stairway that leads up to a terrace with a view across Kassel.

    © Jan Bitter
    © Jan Bitter

    This design leads to a split-level arrangement in the interior. The tiered space is arranged around a central introductory hall presenting the various key subjects of the exhibition in a fascinating dialogue. Visitors experience a place with diverse atmosphere and one that focusses on German linguistics as well as the collection of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

    Isometric 1
    Isometric 1

    The foyer with a reception desk, a shop and waiting area is a long space stretching the full depth of the building. It ends in a light café with a panorama of Kassel’s Karlsaue and the southern part of the city.

    © Jan Bitter
    © Jan Bitter

    The reinforced concrete structure has an outer leaf of light coloured natural stone, Gauinger Travertin, roughly split with courses of varied height.

    © Jan Bitter
    © Jan Bitter

    The choice of material is reminiscent of the former so-called Henschel Haus, which was destroyed by an air raid in 1945 and was situated where the new museum now stands. Furthermore, the choice of material reflects properties of the local limestone found under the existing hill, once a vineyard.

    © Jan Bitter
    © Jan Bitter

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    Cite: "Grimmwelt / kadawittfeldarchitektur" 19 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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