Competition: Bauhaus-Archiv
Decision taken in closed architectural competition for the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin
DATE: 23/10/2015
"Decision taken in closed architectural competition for the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin

Berlin, 23 October 2015. The winner of the closed competition for the ‘Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum for Gestaltung, Berlin’, announced in June 2015 by the Senate Administration for Urban Development and the Environment, has been decided following a two-day meeting of the jury on 21 and 22 October 2015. The jury has awarded the first prize to the design submitted by Berlin architect Volker Staab and has recommended that the design should be implemented.
The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin holds the world’s most extensive collection of materials on the history of the Bauhaus. The current building, designed by Walter Gropius and opened in 1979, has now become too small and is no longer able to do justice to today’s increased demands on a museum that also serves as an archive. Visitor numbers have doubled during the last 10 years and reached 115,000 in 2014.
In the future, the functions of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin will be spread across two buildings. The existing building is intended to house the archive, while the extension building, with a gross floor area of around 6700 square meters, will be used for the Museum für Gestaltung.
A total of 50 architectural offices were invited to take part in the competition. Fifteen of the participants were set, and a further 35 were drawn by lots in a prior EU-wide competition procedure. Forty-one offices submitted designs.
The prize is worth € 190,000 (net).
The competition jury, made up of well-known specialists and chaired by the architect Hilde Léon, Berlin, decided as follows after detailed discussions:
1st Prize – Work 1114
Staab Architects Ltd., Berlin
2nd Prize – Work 1115
Bruno Fioretti Marquez Architects, Berlin
3rd Prize – Work 1113
ARGE Sinning Architects, Stinner Architects Ltd., Darmstadt
4th Prize – Work 1102
Dasch Zürn Architects, Stuttgart
5th Prize – Work 1101
EM2N Architects, Stuttgart
Worth of mention – Work 1104
F29 Architects Ltd., Dresden
Worthy of mention – Work 1131
AFF Architects, Berlin
Worthy of mention – Work 1136
Konermann Siegmund Architects, Hamburg
Worthy of mention – Work 1140
PPAG Architects, Vienna

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