Found project: Stadthaus Ulm


    Project : Stadthaus Ulm

    Language variant : Ulm Town Hall

    Architect : Meier, Richard

    Completion: 1993

    Locality : Ulm

    Country : Germany

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

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    Description :

    The 3,500 square meter three story complex clad in Rosa Dante granite and white stucco, without metal panels, houses exhibition spaces, a large assembly hall, a café, and a tourist information center.

    It is notable not only for its own design, but also for the ways in which Richard Meier has resolved the complex problems posed by the site on Münsterplatz, which he was also called upon to repave.

    The tall Cathedral Ulm Münster dominates the historic city center. The curving, pedestrian Bahnhofstrasse leads from the train station to the square, where Meier has placed a curved wall that leads people into the square.

    A glass bridge with a pedestrian underpass links the two basic elements of the structure, facilitating movement through the space, as do the numerous possible points of entry.

    One of the interesting features of the building is the proliferation of views of the Münster spire throughout the building.

    “The new exhibit and assembly hall has demonstrated how design and building expertise, focused on one site-specific work, can completely metamorphose the city and mediate modern form with historic context”, says Meier.

    Jodidio, Philip: Richard Meier & Partners, Complete Works 1963–2008. Taschen, Köln 2008, p. 244.

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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