The new Oceanographic Museum OZEANEUM is located on the city’s historic waterfront immediately adjacent to the historic center, which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The proposed design is an open structure, literally flooded from all sides by both people and light, similar to the way that stones along a shoreline are periodically surrounded by tidal waters. From each very different approach the ever-changing visual relationship between these ‘stones’ lends the museum an unmistakable identity and makes a unique contribution towards the silhouette of Stralsund.
The layout of the museum allows visitors to take a spectacular journey of discovery, through and between the ‘stones’. Each ‘stone’ or building element covers a specific exhibition topic.
Freely slung ribbons of steel, reminiscent of sails billowing in the wind, determine the shape of the respective ‘stones’. Appearing as thin as paper, light-weight and elegant, they are neither static nor rigid.‹ close description
Deutsches Meeresmuseum Stralsund
Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart
Behnisch & Partner, 2002, 1st prize
Planning and construction
17.400 m² / 111,900 sq.ft.
90.900 m³ / 3.209.679 cu.ft.
- 2010 Landesbaupreis Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2010 “Belobigung” (Commendation)
- 2010 International Architecture Award
- 2010 Deutscher Stahlbaupreis, “Auszeichnung” (Commendation)
- 2010 European Museum of the Year Award (presented to the Client)
- 2008 Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2009
- 2008 Trendmarke 2008 (presented to the Client)