For Museum Week I choose a project dedicated to architects. I found the proposal very interesting and challenging.
Here is Project no2
Address: Christinenstraße 18a, 10119 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, Germany
Customer: Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing
Authors: Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov of SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov, Moscow
Planning and project management: nps tchoban voss GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin
Architects: Philipp Bauer, Nadja Fedorova, Katja Fuks, Ulrike Graefenhain, Dirk Kollendt
Start: 2009 – 2011
Construction: 2011 – 2013
Architectural sketches and motifs are etched across the concrete walls of the
Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin by Russian architecture collective
SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov.
Architects Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov of SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov
designed the building to house the collections of the Tchoban Foundation,
which the architect founded in 2009 as an archive of architectural drawings
from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Located on the site of a former brewery, the five-storey museum will be the
foundation’s first address and comprises a stack of overlapping concrete volumes
with a glass penthouse positioned on top.
Architectural reliefs cover all three of the yellowish-grey concrete facades and
form repetitive patterns. The surfaces are also broken up into groups of gently
angled planes, intended to mimic overlapping sheets of paper.
“This artistic touch is supposed to emphasise the function and contents of the
exposition in the museum’s architectural look,” explain the architects.
The ground floor of the building accommodates an entrance hall, shop and library.
The collections will be housed on the three middle floors and will only be
accessible by appointment, while the the glass penthouse and roof terrace will
function as an events space.