Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt

Frankfurt/M
Photo © Nikolaus Koliusis
Photo © Nikolaus Koliusis
Photo © Nikolaus Koliusis
Photo © Nikolaus Koliusis
Photo © Nikolaus Koliusis
Photo © Nikolaus Koliusis
Photo © Nikolaus Koliusis
Architects
blocher partners
Address
Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt/M
Year
2011
Client
Deutsches Filminstitut (DIF e.V.)
Brief
Renovation and modernisation of the film museum incl. new overall area and circulation concept
Size
5,050 sqm

More room for the film | The historic external envelope of the Wilhelminian-style villa, home of the film museum in Frankfurt, was not only seen as a limiting frame for a new inner life by the architects; it should also come up itself in undisguised form. With the reopening, the building has found its way back to former glory. At the same time the museum offers the public significantly extended programming areas and furthermore, conveys a totally new room experience.

To give the building a new face inside, one of the most important planning tasks was to enable and make use of hidden potentials. The users of the building, visitors and employees, do now experience architecture as series of rooms which first and foremost communicates by optically comprehensible parameters, so dimensioning, visual connections and surface qualities. However, the structural logic of architecture can be understood as a creative performance which first and foremost serves functionality. It now results from the user’s perspective with natural casualness. For such an ideal result, the organisation of the layout is also in times of virtual model simulation of decisive importance for the architectural design.

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