13.12.2017 Honorable mention for German Wallpaper Museum in Kassel

Last week our proposal for the German Wallpaper Museum in Kassel, Germany, received an honorable mention in a competition attended by 30 international architectural practices. 

 

Located in the heart of Kassel's historic museum landscape, the 4.800 m2 museum is the first and only museum dedicated to wallpaper in the world. Acting as a gentle counterbalance to the historic context, the museum appears as a white canvas for the 23,000 wallpaper objects exhibited.

 

Resembling a roll of wallpaper, facade openings, staircases and exhibition walls have rounded corners. In this way, wallpaper becomes the focal point for the overall design concept – celebrating the museum’s state-of-the-art collection from the 15th century to the present day, including gilt-leather specimens from the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo eras as well as flocked and canvas wallpapers of the 18th century and hand-printed French panoramic wallpapers of the 19th century.

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