NRW State Archive by Ortner & Ortner

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AUTHOR:

Ortner & Ortner

YEAR:

2013

LOCATION:

Duisburg, Germany

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © Thomas Mayer

SOURCE:

domuswebarchdaily

NOTE:

The archive tower that rises 70 metres high out of the historic brick warehouse is distinguished from the old walls by its brick facade.

The new cultural function as the memory of the state is given an appropriate envelope. In architectural terms the addition blends with the existing building but without weakening the independence of either.

from: Ortner & Ortner