Stahlwerk Anbau

Finkernagel Ross Architects
Apen, 2012

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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

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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.