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Collecting, documenting and presenting architectureMuseum projects in the archive

Winter Semester 2020 | 2021

[Modul AR20083] Collecting, documenting and presenting architecture: Museum projects in the archive

with: Anja Schmidt

Next to the large number of museums in Germany, there are a large number of museum projects that were not built and disappeared into the drawer immediately after planning or the (un)successfull competition. Very often these projects have been unjustly forgotten. The archive of the Architekturmuseum der TUM contains hundreds of plan drawings, sketches and models of such unique and imaginative designs that never reached a wider public. Only few people know for example the designs of Franz Hart for the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, of Richard Riemerschmid for the Deutsche Hygienmuseum in Dresden or of Alexander von Branca for the Kunstmuseum in Vaduz.

During the seminar, such unrealized building projects were reconstructed on the basis of the original drawings and models and presented as part of a seminar paper. In doing so, the students had the opportunity to work directly on the original.

The following seminar papers have been developed:

Hofmann, Nina: Glaspalast München

Holm, Luisa: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Marest, Mathilde: Thermenmuseum Trier

Nigratschka, Tristan: Historisches Museum Köln

Rasshofer, Daniel: Kunsthaus Liechtenstein Vaduz

Schellhammer, Tim: Neue Pinakothek München

Zehntner, Johanna: Kunstmuseum Bonn