Gn dinger Architekten – Westerturmensemble, Duderstadt, 2011


Gnaedinger Architekten:


Duderstadt is located in the neighborhood of G ttingen and ranks among the 10 most important half-timbered towns in Germany. Architecture studio ai???ai???Gnaedinger Architekten took over the renovation of an abandoned half-timbered house next to the tower and designed a museum for the historical marksmanship. The massive stonewall, that is located on one side of the ensemble, acts as a support for the structure. Renovated timber house together with extended museum create a new ensemble right under the ai???ai???Westerturm . Museum is an impressive folded structure made of concrete, which is wrapped in golden copper metal fa ade. The later consists of triangular panels of various sizes, set in an uneven pattern and bended into one another. It has been accomplished in accordance to high craftsmanship standards. The staircases, as well as the gallery, with a big opening on the fa ade, are the main components of the building. The three story
open staircase is replicating the shape of the building and becoming a sculpture in between the floors. The exhibition offers three stories of different media installations and historical exhibits, giving insights to the life in the middle ages. The interior design is mainly characterized by the use of raw steel on the floorand the balustrades, black painted wood surfaces for furniture and
doors, also concrete contrasting with the old stonewall. The result is a completely new quality, both rigid and organic among the other houses in this idyllic neighborhood.



Location: Duderstadt, Germany

Surface: 270 mA?

Year/status: 2011 / completed

Structure: Concrete structure with metal cladding, half-timbered structure

Materials: Concrete, metal, half-timbering

Project team: Rolf Gn dinger, Christoph Claus, Babette Drillig

Client/contractor: Town Hall Duderstadt

Partner/consultants: ART+COM Studios

Photography: Markus Hattwig, Studio EIns


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