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Tchoban Foundation - Museum for architectural drawing

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Address
ChristinenstraBe 18, Berlin, Germany
Year
2013
Authors
Sergey Tchoban, Sergey Kuznetsov
Chief Architect
Ulrike Graefenhain
Architects
Dirk Kollendt, N. Fedorova, Frederik S. Scholz
Complex's Total Area
498 square meters

The museum of architectural graphics is intended for placing and exposition of collections of Sergey Tchoban fund founded in 2009 for the purpose of popularization of Art of architectural drawing. Guest exhibitions from collections of other collectors and museums of the world are also planned to be held in the building.

The city authorities of Berlin granted the small plot occupied by one-floor building of plant garage until recently for the construction of Museum. Other factory buildings that were built in the beginning of the XX century in the pseudo-Gothic style have been recently reconstructed and reequipped for modern office and culture centers. The logical addition of the last one will become the museum of architectural graphics.

The new building of the museum will adjoin to fire wall of four-floors house located next to it. Forced neighborhood and placing in the conditions of existing development dictated unusual space planning composition of the Museum. The space compact in the plan rises to the mark of neighboring roof ridge forming five blocks clear extracted from the building body that remind stack of boxes displaced relative to each other. Higher storey is decorated by mirror glass, and facades of four lower blocks are made of ornamentally dressed concrete panels, part of which will be covered by vertical flutes at the forming stage, and imaginary architectural landscapes will be imprinted in relief on some panels. This artistic device is destined to stress the function and substance of the museum in its architectural aspect.

From the street side ChristinenstraBe the planes of massive concrete walls are separated by two large stained-glass windows (on the 1 and 3 floors), stressing the main entrance to the building. The lobby, ticket offices and small book shop will be located on the first floor. Four exhibition halls are located on the higher floors, one on each floor. The levels are connected with each other by the elevator and stairs.

Opening of the museum is planned in the summer 2013.

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