Library at Loccum Abbey

Manifestation of the existing by articulation of the new, individuality by actualisation of the existing

 

PROJECT DATA

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Aerial view of Loccum Abbey

 


Site plan of the abbey with new library building (light red)

 

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The substitute building and romanesque foundation walls of an 13th century auditorium

 

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Concept of reneval

 

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Building ensemble, South

 


The 14 different building layers of the abbey since the 13th century (detail)

 


View from the west

 


Floor plan of the entire abbey complex

 

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View from the south

 

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The glazed gable end allows to view out to the pond and forest landscape of the surroundings

 

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Reading hall in the attic

 

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The skin of natural stone of the existing is being continued 

 

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The reading area of the library stacks are located above the well-maintained foundations of the medieval auditorium

 


left: Abbey library and library stacks   –   right: calefactory, venue that can be used by the library as well as by the abbey

 

ProgrammeNew library building with modifications of the existing buildings for the preacher's seminary at Loccum Abbey
StatusRestricted realization competition
LocationPreacher's seminary at the former Cistercian abbey Loccum, Lower Saxony, Germany
ClientEvangelical-Lutheran Church of Hanover
AreaGross floor area: 1.200 m2
ServicesProgram and location analyses, strategic development, artistic concept, technical concept, design planning, visualisation
Date2016

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