Marinehaus by ADEPT wins international museum competition in Berlin

Marinehaus

Marinehaus
Image © ADEPT

For more than 20 years, the protected ‘Marinehaus,‘ originally a union club for naval officers, was left neglected in the central Berlin neighborhood, Mitte. Now the building, as a central part of the vision of the Berlin City Museum to establish a cultural cluster, is to be resurrected as a new museum typology.

Marinehaus
Image © ADEPT

With a strong house-in-house concept, ADEPT wins the international competition ahead of 20 invited competitors. The transformation of a 7.800 m2 protected building is part of the future strategy for Stadtmuseum Berlin, that includes a new type of museum – a creative and cultural pivot that anchors the museum in the everyday life of the neighborhood through exhibitions, workshops and as a community center for the locals.

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Concept Diagram

ADEPT’s winning proposal shows how a simple house-in-house concept can create synergy between the new community functions and the historical frame, already integrated in the urban context. The existing floors are removed and replaced by a new interior wooden structure, allowing visual connections between floors and a warm inclusive identity to the project.

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Section

The director of Stadtmuseum Berlin, Paul Spies, praises the winning proposal for its way to create an open and inviting contribution to public life in the city, embracing both everyday life and cultural communities. At the same time, the winning proposal underlines the vision of an innovative urban laboratory focusing on the many aspects of Berlin as a city.

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Visual Connections Diagram

‘We are extremely proud and happy to have won 1st prize in the competition for such an amazing public initiative. Our proposal embraces both building and urban vision: a new flexible interior structure that creates spaces for both cultural activities and the local community, and at the same time a respectful transformation of the protected building’, says Martin Krogh, partner in ADEPT. Source by ADEPT.

Marinehaus
Program
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Architect: ADEPT
  • Client: Stiftung Stadmuseum Berlin
  • Size: 7.800 m2
  • Budget: 17.6 mil Euro
  • Year: 2018 – 2025
  • Images: Courtesy of ADEPT
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Site Plan
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Ground Floor Plan
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First Floor Plan
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Second Floor Plan
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Fourth Floor Plan

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