Information Center „Ravensbrück“
Part of the Ravensbrück memorial,
Fürstenberg, Germany

Information Center 'Ravensbrück'

Information Center „Ravensbrück“
Software used
: Advance Steel

Design office: AHP Konstruktionsbüro für Stahlbau

Contact: AHP Konstruktionsbüro für Stahlbau
               Schwabenstraße8
               86836 Untermeitingen
               Phone: + 49 8232 996923
               Internet: www.ahp-planung.de
AHP Konstruktionsbüro für Stahlbau

Description:

A steel framework construction with the dimensions of approximately 40m x 12,5m. The completion is planned for fall 2007.

The system is designed as a longitudinal framework that is supported by a concrete construction made out of a stair and a basement.
The construction looks as if it is floating.

Information Center 'Ravensbrück'

This effect wants to show the difference to the authentic buildings of the concentration camp. The information center seems to be floating over the ground, because the construction is placed on three supports. It enables the visitors to get an impression of the historical situation.
Because of its ground view and materials, it creates a room with 2 functions:
 -  The starting point of a guided tour which gives an introduction to the theme “Concentration camp Ravensbrück”.
 -   And the final point of the guided tour as a place for reflection and for relaxing.

Information Center 'Ravensbrück'

The displacement of 3 service boxes creates an open, well formed room, which on the one hand can be divided into an area where visitors can get more information about the model of the camp and on the other hand into a coffee shop or bookshop which enables the visitor to collect reflections of the time and where he can relax.

The visual orientation of this building corresponds to its division, on the one hand to the authentic camp and forecourt and on the other hand to the lake and memorial.

Information Center 'Ravensbrück'
Information Center 'Ravensbrück'
Information Center 'Ravensbrück'
Information Center 'Ravensbrück'
Information Center 'Ravensbrück'