NEW ART MUSEUM OF LEIPZIG

Leipzig / 1997 / 11.820 m2

 

Contest summoned for the new construction of the Museum of art of Leipzig and the reordering of the central sector around the Katharinenstrasse and the NashMarkt.
The interest of the contest was based in joining the new museum and the residential units foreseen around it. It was a question of a reconstruction for an urban hole in the centre of the historical city, a polemic topic that appeared also in the city of Berlin, in a major scale, after the German reunification.

The contemporary speech on the historical city has been erratic and with debatable results in many occasions. The offer presented to the contest was working with the combination of the contemporary architecture of the new museum and an urban plot drawn from the morphology of the historical neighbouring buildings, with blocks of houses, which respects the small medieval width of plots, and sloping roofs.