Tirschenreuth architects Brückner & Brückner dealt with the listed historical warehouse on the old harbour in a pragmatic way. In an unsentimental yet sensitive manner, the historical fabric was given a new lease of urban life as a centre for exhibitions, theatre and dance. The architects gutted the building, leaving little but the exterior walls. They extended it to an overall length of 160 metres, inserting huge concrete cubes and new floors. Traces of the old structure remain visible throughout the building. The integration of the culture warehouse with the landscape of the Veste Marienberg fortress and the adjacent historical town centre represented a particularly challenging part of the brief to “convert industrial monuments”.

Client: City of Würzburg
Utilizable Space: 9.420 sqm
Building costs: 19.000.000 €