Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism
New construction of the Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism at Königsplatz in Munich. Permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition, seminar rooms, conference room, library, administration
The Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism on the site of the so-called “Brown House” serves as a marker for the former headquarters of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP). However, by means of its autonomy the abstract, non-directional cube which is loosely positioned within the surroundings appears simultaneously detached from its proximate topography.
A square-cut terrace which can be accessed by the public interlocks the building within the vicinity. Cross-storey window openings which are being cut into the cube’s façade are given rhythm by vertical concrete members thus maintaining the building’s clear geometry. These windows allow for views of the surrounding topography while simultaneously representing the inner structure where various atriums, each combining two storeys, generate constantly changing spatial situations.
Information provided in part by: Georg • Scheel • Wetzel Architekten