0040 Museum castle, Freiberg, DE
Schloss Freudenstein in Freiberg, Saxony, is a renaissance palace that was transformed into a classicistic warehouse in the early nineteenth century. The facades were gutted, the windows were scaled down and the height of the floors was reduced. Currently the museum will be transformed into a museum for mineral specimens and a regional archive for mining history. The point of departure adopted for the new design is the facades with their very small windows. The massive character of the building was taken up as a positive quality. Only in the ground floor areas new windows will be installed that to open up the inner courtyard. Inside the museum will be organised as a ring, with high exhibition spaces.
0040 Museum castle
competition, forth prize
City of Freiberg