Thursday, June 16, 2011

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Moritzburg Museum Extension by Niento Sobejano Arquitectos
Photographer Roland Halbe has sent us these images of an extension to a museum inside a ruined castle in Halle, Germany, by Spanish studio Niento Sobejano Arquitectos.
Moritzburg Museum Extension by Niento Sobejano Arquitectos
The architects inserted the extension above the 15th century stonework of the Moritzburg Museum, providing a roof to the previously open-air top floor.
Moritzburg Museum Extension by Niento Sobejano Arquitectos
A new floor suspended from the centre of this roof creates an additional exhibition area without bringing any columns into the main gallery.
Moritzburg Museum Extension by Niento Sobejano Arquitectos
The extension also includes the addition of a trapezium-shaped metal entrance.
Moritzburg Museum Extension by Niento Sobejano Arquitectos
The following information is from the architects:

Moritzburg Museum Extension
Competition 1st Prize 2004
The ancient castle of Moritzburg in the city of Halle is a very valuable example of Gothic military architecture, typical of Germany at the end of the 15th century. Its turbulent history has inevitably been reflected in the many alternations it has undergone over the years. But despite these, the building still keeps the original structure of its main architectural features: the surrounding wall, three of the four round towers at the corners and the central courtyard.

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
    The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.

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