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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Celtic Museum in Glauburg, Germany by Kada Wittfeld Architektur

 
October 25th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kada Wittfeld Architektur

A museum for Celtic art, in direct proximity to a historic burial mound. Added Value Similar to an excavated archaeological find, the metal body of the museum juts out from the landscape and forms a counterpart to the burial mound. More of a mysterious object itself rather than architecture, the museum should be stumbled upon by its visitors as a marker of landscape discovery.

Image Courtesy Werner Huthmacher

Image Courtesy Werner Huthmacher

CELTIC MUSEUM GLAUBURG | GERMANY The Celtic Museum is a clearly contoured and distinct volume, blending in with the surrounding landscape. Partly inserted into the slope, it projects itself towards the burial mound. Its vital function as an element of the landscape, the museum building amplifies the burial mound’s leading role. Underneath the main volume, one finds the foyer and the café and adjoining rooms as well. Here begins and ends the exploration of the museum’s archaeological trail. A staircase-ramp guides the visitor into the exhibition. In the end, one finds a panoramic window, offering an impressive view of the burial mound, incorporating it into the exhibition itself. The roof acts also as an observation deck onto the scenic landscape and the skies above – so that the surroundings can be “discovered.”

Image Courtesy Werner Huthmacher

typology museum   construction volume gfa 2.190 m² cubature 9.500 m³   client federal state of Hessen represented by HMWK   realization   2008-2010   competition 1st prize 2006   project manager oliver venghaus   partners Club L94

Image Courtesy Werner Huthmacher

Image Courtesy Werner Huthmacher

Image Courtesy Werner Huthmacher

Image Courtesy Werner Huthmacher

Image Courtesy Werner Huthmacher

Image Courtesy Werner Huthmacher

Image Courtesy Werner Huthmacher

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