Wunderkammer project is designed for the much talked about competition, hosted by Berlin Natural Science Museum. The features design by Septembre Architecture won the second prize. Discover more of this rewarded project after the jump:
From the Architects:
The concept is clear and manifest. A generous interior void, from which the whole collection is visible. A contemporary “Wunderkammer/Cabinet de curiosités” where the objects are not arranged in the classical way. The building is organized in two parts around the large void which allows for two façades, one internal and one external. The outer layer houses the work and research part of the program, with functions such as administration, library, laboratories, taxidermy workshop and activities for the public. The glazed inner layer is dedicated to the exhibition of natural objects, positioned in boxes of different sizes. An important idea of the layout is to not separate the storage / archiving from the exposition areas. All objects of the collection are shown to the public.