Richard Wagner Museum

Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017.

An extension of considerable size was to improve the exhibition possibilities at the site where Richard Wagner lived and worked. The low building is positioned on a plot of land purchased in 1930 on the edge of the historic garden, strengthening the original arrangement of formal driveway, forecourt, villa and garden. Its long glazed façade and reduced design make it a quiet observer of the auratic setting. Parts of the spatial program were placed underground in order to keep the estate’s balance.

Photos by Marcus Ebener