Berlin - Los Angeles
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Nietzsche Documentation Centre
Naumburg, Germany - finalist
Located within the well preserved historical city centre the Nietzsche Documentation Centre manifests its role architectonically as a fluctuating play of similarity and estrangement. Its skin is integrated by mimicry into the roof-scape of the neighbourhood but plays a different role structurally since its surfaces are programmed and accessible. The building envelope smoothly repairs the urban block structure, but also acts as an active form creating precise exterior conditions and inviting spatial occasions that tie the urban realm into the ensemble. Though being familiar with its surrounding in terms of form and materiality, the documentation centre stands out from the context because of its spatial and structural principles.