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Starchitect Produces a Sharp Redesign

Starchitect Daniel Libeskind spearheaded the update of Dresden’s Museum of Military History. The museum – which will reopen this October – now features a five-story triangular wedge of steel and glass, a shard protruding through the heart of the structure.

As Dezeen’s Amy Frearson explains:
The sharp tip of the structure points eastwards, to the source of firebombs dropped during the war, while a 30 metre-high rooftop viewing platform provides a view towards the city skyline in the west.

Concerning his design, the architect adds:
It was not my intention to preserve the museum’s facade and just add an invisible extension in the back. I wanted to create a bold interruption, a fundamental dislocation, to penetrate the historic arsenal and create a new experience. The architecture will engage the public in the deepest issue of how organized violence and how military history and the fate of the city are intertwined.

Personally, I love the effect produced by the redesign – but then I’m always a supporter of bold and provocative design.

Via Dezeen.

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