The Museum for Architectural Drawings of the Tchoban Foundation

WAF Awards 2013 - Shortlist Berlin / Germany / 2013

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The Architectural Graphics Museum is meant for placing and exposing the collections of Sergey Choban’s Fund founded in 2009 for the purpose of architectural graphics art popularization as well as for interim exhibitions from different institutions including such famous as Sir John Soane's Museum in London or Art school in Paris.
For the construction of the Museum, the Foundation purchased a small lot on the territory of the former factory complex Pfefferberg, where the art-cluster is formed. Here are already located the famous architecture gallery AEDES, modern art gallery and artists’ workshops. The Architectural Graphics Museum that is being constructed will become a logical continuation to the development of the new cultural center in a district Prenzlauer Berg that is very popular among Berlin residents.
The new Museum building will flank the firewall of the adjacent four-storey residential house. Such neighborhood and the location under the conditions of the current development implied the irregular space-planning arrangement of the Museum. The volume that is compact in terms of design rises up to the mark of the neighboring roof ridge, forming five blocks clearly cut in the building carcass and offset in relation to each other. The upper block, made of glass, hang over the whole volume of the building in cantilever. The façades of the four lower blocks are made of concrete and its surfaces are covered with relief drawings with architectural motives, repeating on every level and overlapping each other as sheets of paper. This artistic touch is supposed to emphasize the function and contents of the exposition in the Museum architectural look.
On the first and third floors from the side of Christinenstrasse, the flat surfaces of the massive concrete walls are alternate with large glass paintings accentuating the main building entrance and recreation area in front of one of the graphic cabinets. On the first floor there will be the entrance hall – library. Two cabinets for drawings exposition and archive are located on the upper floors. The levels are connected by an elevator and stairs.
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    The Architectural Graphics Museum is meant for placing and exposing the collections of Sergey Choban’s Fund founded in 2009 for the purpose of architectural graphics art popularization as well as for interim exhibitions from different institutions including such famous as Sir John Soane's Museum in London or Art school in Paris. For the construction of the Museum, the Foundation purchased a small lot on the territory of the former factory complex Pfefferberg, where the art-cluster is formed....

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