Stadtmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Competition-winning design for the adaptation and extension of Berlin’s historic Marinehaus to create a new museum whose permeable facades juxtapose exhibits with the fabric of the city whose story they tell.
The Berlin City Museum was established in 1908 as Berlin’s State museum for culture and history. The museum’s collection has expanded greatly over the years and the existing Markisches Museum is no longer large enough. As a result the Berlin City Museum organised a competition to redesign the Marinehaus, situated opposite the museum, to provide additional gallery space and offices. The Marinehause has been empty for the last twenty years and is a listed building.
Stanton Williams were shortlisted to enter the competition with a further twenty international practices. The design subsequently won the competition. The project is currently commencing the German equivalent of RIBA Stage D.