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Christoph Reichelt1
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Archiv der Avantgarden in the Blockhaus, Dresden, Germany

Object Type
Archives & Depots

Free State of Saxony

Fuesanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano


Thermal Insulation & Energy Performance Calculation
Building Acoustics
Room Acoustics

The historic Blockhaus Dresden has been redesigned to house the archive of the avant-gardes of art patron Egidio Marzona. The baroque building, which dates back to the 18th century, was radically gutted after years of vacancy and severe flood damage. A seemingly free-floating reinforced concrete cube was created as the central element in the space, housing storage and archive rooms. This is surrounded by exhibition and work spaces on several levels.

As part of the overall building physics planning of the project, a key task was the holistic planning of the sound and thermal insulation as well as moisture protection of the historic outer shell. This took into account the special indoor climate requirements of the exhibition and archive rooms. The precise building physics planning of the interior insulation measures on the sandstone walls and the close cooperation in the construction supervision were essential. One challenging task in the area of room acoustics was to effectively dampen the large exhibition and work space, which extends over several levels, with sound-absorbing measures. Particular attention was paid to harmoniously combining these measures with the modern concrete architecture of the interior in order to create optimal conditions for the planned lecture events.

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