Chemnitz, 2006
On a former factory site for engine construction the Industrial Museum Chemnitz was developed utilizing preserved parts of buildings. The southern open space is on the one hand providing space for exhibitions and on the other hand is preserving space for future building amendments. Extensive surfaces covered with brick rubble are symbolizing the conversion of the industrial architecture. The material from demolished buildings was transformed and reused. The centrally located multifunctional "Ziegelrasen" (brick rubble lawn) is available for events and exhibitions. The tracks of the museum’s railway were integrated into the surfacing.Further to the south, railway tracks on a higher elevation are partly utilized as lawn bleachers. Site furnishing and materials are corresponding to the site’s industrial history.
client: Stad Chemnitz / Zweckverband Industriemuseum
area: 2.2 ha
completion: 2006
architects: Pauli Wermund Architekten, Berlin