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Reuchlinhaus (Museum of Jewellery)

Pforzheim/1999 – 2006

Built according to plans of Manfred Lehmbruck, the Reuchlinhaus is seen as the multifunctional arts centre’s prototype. The ensemble consists of four cubic buildings. It once united a gallery, a library, a museum and a ballroom. The complex was overhauled in preservative terms after some of the facilities were transferred into new buildings. The project included the spatial and creative valorisation of the remaining jewellery’s presentation. Apart from designing the exhibition areas, rooms for administration and a café had to be integrated. The range of renovations spans from concrete redevelopment to restoration of original furniture; building and exhibition now form a whole.