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- Begun: Nov 2011
- Completed: Jun 2012
- Floor area: 151m2
- Sectors: Industrial, Office
- Total cost: £162,000
- Tender date: Oct 2010
- Procurement: Separate Trade Contracts
- Address: Stahlwerk Augustfehn Schmiede GmbH & Co. KG, Am Kanal 134, Apen, D-26689 , Germany
To extend and modernize the entrance of a steel business in northern Germany; and re-house a listed 1890s steam engine in order for it to be displayed in public
The project brief was to suspend a large scale museum exhibit as a mark of the companies industrial heritage accessible for all to view throughout the year.
The listed steam engine – the only operational one of its kind – originally sat in a building that involved plans for demolition. As the centerpiece of this steelworks, it is only fitting that the delicate piece of industrial machinery is on display in a floating glass box balanced on a concrete plinth.
The ‘mini museum’ is positioned next to a public road for those traveling between the Dutch and German borders. It forms part of an outdoor ‘sculpture park’ consisting of decommissioned industrial machinery of the past 20 years.