Project Description

Restricted competition [2010] Gdansk (Poland)

Second World War Museum – similar to an ark, the experiences of the Second World War are recorded inside the buildings and transported into the future. The main entrance is in the centre of the ensemble. Surrounded by powerful sculptural structures, the visitor dives into the lower foyer through a glass cube. From there he is guided via escalators to the 12 m high exhibition rooms. Glass bridges connect the buildings on the upper floor and at the same time provide a view of Gdansk. A relationship between past and present is established. The areas created in the exterior give visitors space to meet, linger and communicate. The rounded sections widen the urban space, welcome and guide visitors through the place. They create a rhythm of expanding and constricting spaces.