Abteiburg Museum
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Architect Hans Hollein
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Location Monchen-Gladbach, Germany   map
Date 1972 to 1982   timeline
Building Type art museum
 Construction System mixed stone cladding, brick, metal
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Modern or Post-Modern
Notes Several variously designed bodies collected on a loose plinth.


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Discussion Abteiburg Museum Commentary

"The division of the museum into variously-designed bodies convincingly integrates the complex into its small-scale urban environment and is orientated towards the incline of the former monastery garden, whose gently curving terraces rise above the underground sections of the building. Visitors walk across the roof to reach the prominent glass pavilion. White marble and glittering chrome pillars transform this small building into a powerful point of attraction."

— Peter Gossel and Gabriele Leuthauser. Architecture in the Twentieth Century. p388.

Sources on Abteiburg Museum

Donald Corner and Jenny Young. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1841.012. PCD.2260.1012.1841.013

Peter Gossel and Gabriele Leuthauser. Architecture in the Twentieth Century. Cologne, Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH & Co., 1991. ISBN 3-8228-0550-5. p388. — An excellent overview with a modern attitude and fine photographs. Out of print, but listed at Amazon.com

Josep Montaner and Jordi Oliveras. The Museums of The Last Generation. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. section, p90, plate 5.

Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. — Available at Amazon.com

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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