Wedge-shaped shed roofs
Pavilions at the Hagen Open-Air Museum by Schnoklake Betz Dömer
Entrance to the open-air museum in Hagen, © Caspar Sessler
The new entrance pavilion at the Westphalian State Museum for the History of Craft and Technology represents the starting point of a long area featuring historical workshops. In future, an electric road train will provide accessible transport to the individual locations.
The new entrance pavilion at the Westphalian State Museum for the History of Craft and Technology in Hagen. © Caspar Sessler
The architects from Schnoklake Betz Dömer have designed a two-part pavilion with facing inclined roofs as the starting and stopping point of the train. One of the dramatically protruding roofs faces the visitors’ parking lot and offers shelter in the waiting area, whose raised platform makes it clearly recognizable.
A seating niche has been integrated into the front facade; it can be locked with a sliding panel. The anterior of this service building, which is clad with steel sheeting, features lockers, interior washrooms and storage.
Service building with seating niche, © Caspar Sessler
On the second part of the building, the roof juts over a walkway on the Mäckinger Bach creek. This is the beginning of a footpath that leads through the museum grounds. Glass facades connect the museum shop with the outdoor areas. This effect is accentuated by suspended metal grids that continue from the indoors to the outdoors beneath the roof. Ticket booths and offices are accommodated in this bright space.
Ticket booth with museum shop, © Caspar Sessler
Architecture: Schnoklake Betz Dömer Architekten
Client: Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe
Location: Selbecker Straße 200, 58091 Hagen (DE)
Structural engineering: ahw Ingenieure
Heating and sanitary planning: PTG Planungsgesellschaft für technische Gebäudeausrüstung
Electrical engineering: Rücker Consult TGA Planungsbüro der Rahpr
Facade/roof: rmt Metall Technik