The K20 Art Collection in Düsseldorf is home of one of Germany’s most important contemporary art collections. When the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia decided to update and expand its original 1986 home two years ago, the administrators tapped the architects of the existing museum, the late Arne Jacobsen’s Copenhagen-based Dissing+Weitling. As they had to shutter the facility to execute the renovation and 21,528-square-foot addition, they also called upon the Bonn-based lighting design firm Licht Kunst Licht to overhaul the dated lighting system. With numerous museums in their portfolio, Licht Kunst Licht principal Andreas Schulz and lighting designer Alexander Rotsch
With nine offices in Germany and abroad, von Gerkan Marg und Partners (gmp) is known for such major architectural works as the Berlin Central Station (2006) and numerous other buildings and developments throughout Europe, Asia, and South Africa.
Project Specs Chapel of the Evangelical Academy Hofgeismar, Germany King & Miranda Design << Return to article the People Architect gmp – von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects Elbchaussee 139 22763 Hamburg T: +49.40.88 151 0 F: +49.40.88 151 177/8 E-Mail: Hamburg-E@gmp-architekten.de Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Joachim Zais, 2002 Team, design: Monika van Vught Project leader: Joachim Zais General contractor Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, Dresden Photographer Marcus Bredt Berlin (0049-30-25298284) CAD system, project management, or other software used: Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau used for construction work of interior design AutoCAD 2008. the Products Structural system: Self-supporting room-in-room-system (steel framework) Suspended
A World War II bunker is transformed into an art gallery and apartment.
September 1, 2008
Christian Boros commissioned Realarchitektur to refurbish and convert a 1942 World War II bunker into a gallery space for his contemporary art collection, with a rooftop apartment addition for his family.
It’s hardly a secret that Germany has long been at the forefront of energy-saving design. Even back in the early Modern days, its health-oriented obsession with getting natural light and cross ventilation into living quarters paved the way for later passive-energy-saving strategies.