Bundeswehr Military History Museum

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    • In Dresden, Germany, an arsenal building is undergoing a dramatic transformation as Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL) have designed its morphosis into a Military History Museum. The museum has celebrated its topping out (October 6) and is set to open in 2010 housing an exhibition area amounting to around 20,000 sq m, becoming Dresden’s largest museum.

      The design of the Military History Museum features an architectural incision into the old German arsenal building. This vast wedge-shaped structure made of concrete, steel and glass projects from the old Neo-Classical building, pointing like an arrow towards the old city center. SDL designed the new extension by cutting a wedge through the structural order of the arsenal, giving the museum a place for reflection about organized violence. This wedge creates an objective view to the continuity of military conflicts and opens up vistas to central anthropological questioning.

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