A new museum complex for Reutlingen
In the ideas and realisation competition for the re-design of the ‘Postareal’ (post office site) the project by EM2N was awarded one of three second prizes. The urban design interventions postulate diversity and mix as an underlying principle, carefully integrate the buildings already on the site, and strengthen the existing. With its hovering saw-tooth roof that can be flexibly subdivided the emblematic new building for the amalgamated museum of art and industry emerges as a mediator between two historical buildings, giving the ensemble a self-assured presence in urban space. A space-shaping double helix staircase is a core element that weaves together the rooms of the two institutions.