The Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr in Dresden with its new extension is one of the largest and most innovative museums of its kind in Germany.
The visitors are attracted not only by its impressive architecture but also by a completely new exhibition concept with focus on people and human rights.
The architectural concept is expressed by an extension building as a wedge of glass, concrete and steel intersecting the 135 year old neoclassical museum building.
The new extension part represents the modernisation of the exhibition concept in general and the revitalisation of the historic arsenal building in particular. The façade of the new extension building has been designed in contrast to the solid old façade and is open and transparent.
Arup has supported Studio Daniel Libeskind with shop drawing review and site inspections for this geometrically complex steel façade.