Variation of modes of use: functions, users, schedules, etc.
Relationship between the ownership and the form of the investment that allows the transformation
Variation of the overall dimensions of the building
Proportional relationship between new spaces and existing spaces
Relationship between the structural adjustments and the existing structure
Relationship between the forms and types of pre-existing materials and those of the new intervention
Relationship between the image of the new and the image of the existing (mimesis / contrast)
Halle, Saale, Germany
ARCHITECTS / FIRM
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Talavera 4 L-5 E-28016 Madrid t +34 915643830 f +34 915643836 Schlesische Straße 26 D-10997 Berlin t +49 30 6953 868-11 f +49 30 6953 868-98 www.nietosobejano.com
The extension of the ancient castle of Moritzburg in Halle is conceived as a new roof, a large folded platform which rises and opens to allow natural light to enter, and from which the new exhibition rooms hung. The angular geometry of the new roof landscape dialogues with the existing shape.
TOTAL CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The functional program remains the original one.
Restoration and museum expansion of existing fi fteenth-century castle.
PREVALENT CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The overall dimensions increase moderately with respect to the pre-existing surface.
PREVALENT CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The overall dimensions increase moderately with respect to the pre-existing volume.
TOTAL CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The original supporting structure is fully preserved and there are no new structures.
TOTAL CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The materials chosen for the new intervention are similar to the pre-existing ones.