Central Storage Facility of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

  • The building in Friedrichshagen will provide storage and workshops for various collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The shared location is expected to result in synergetic effects.

    Friedrichshagen: Storage Location of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz

    In the Friedrichshagen section of Köpenick, the Foundation is creating a shared storage location for its institutions. In 2014, the storage warehouse for the Staatsbibliothek (Berlin State Library), the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (Ibero-American Institute) and the bpk Bildagentur (Picture Agency bpk) was put in operation. Right next to it, the central storage facility for the museums will be built.

    Functional Areas and Storage Facilities Combined

    The new central storage facility will house storage and workshops that are currently located at various locations. The Antikensammlung (Collection of Classical Antiquities), the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East), the Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art), and the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) will move many of their holdings now in storage to Friedrichshagen. The Alte Nationalgalerie is moving holdings in storage and workshops to the new storage location. In addition, the Foundation will have a long-term archive for digital objects. AV1 Architekten GmbH, Kaiserslautern, has designed the building.

    Two Phases of Construction

    The building is being built in two phases. Work on the first phase will begin as soon as financing has been arranged, and will probably last two years. Above all, this will ensure there is an indispensable replacement for Bauteil 4, the current storage building in Dahlem, which is no longer serviceable, and the other storage facilities. The building will have around 13,000 square meters of main floor area and will be ready for occupancy four years after construction begins. A second, considerably larger phase of construction, with around 37,000 square meters, will follow.