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Mon 12.10.

Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum in Berlin / Germany by Max Dudler Architects

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 12.10.2009 - Tagged as: , ,

Grimm Zenter in Berlin by Max Dudler Architects, photo by Stefan Müller

Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum in Berlin by Max Dudler Architects, photo by Stefan Müller

After more than three years construction time today the new Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Center in Berlin – Germany’s biggest open access library – will be opened. The library of Berlin’s Humboldt University was designed by the Berlin, Franfurt and Zürich based Max Dudler Architects.

Grimm Zenter by Max Dudler Architects, photo by Stefan Müller

Jakob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum by Max Dudler Architects, photo by Stefan Müller

The Jura-marble façade, which quotes the typology of a book shelf, represents the inner function of the rather classic, geometric building and also refers to a draft of Friedrich Schinkel from 1833 who has been working on a University Library.

Grimm Zenter by Max Dudler Architects

Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm Zentrum by Max Dudler Architects, photo by Stefan Müller

The central reading hall is the building’s core. With its strict symmetry and impressive galleries it creates a common culture space in the sense of the “old library”.

Reading hall, Grimm Zentrum, photo by Stefan Müller

Reading hall, Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, photo by Stefan Müller

Grimm Zentrum by Max Dudler Architects, photo by Stefan Müller

Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum by Max Dudler Architects, photo by Stefan Müller

Design Team: Max Dudler, Andreas Enge, Jochen Soydan (project management) Andrea Deckert, Gesine Gummi

Client: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

User: ZE University Library, ZE Computer and Media Service

Construction period: 06/2006 – 10/2009

Main usable floor space: 20.300 m2

Gross Floor Area: 38.300 m2

Gross Cubic Volume: 144.000 m3

Site area: 6.673 m2

Photographer: Stefan Müller

Partners: ProCon Ingenieursgesellschaft mbH, Zibell, Willner + Partner VBI, GmbH, Döpping Widell Dipl.-Ing- Architekten, Müller BBM Brandschutz GmbH

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