Residenzschloss Dresden: New Work at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Residenzschloss Dresden: New Work at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Exhibition at Residenzschloss Dresden

Exhibition of the results of the aac workshop "Residenzschloss Dresden: New Work at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden” at Residenzschloss Dresden

Opening event: Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 6:00 pm
Duration: 24 November 2022 – 08 January 2023
Opening times: Wednesday to Monday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Kleiner Schlosshof at Residenzschloss Dresden (Dresden Royal Palace), Taschenberg 2, 01067 Dresden

The aac autumn workshop 2022 focused on the Residenzschloss Dresden as a modern place of reference for work.

The Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden are among the most important museums in the world. At its heart lies the Residenzschloss, the collection's place of origin and the center of the museum's operations with exhibition spaces, workshops and offices. For hundreds of SKD employees, the Residenzschloss is the reference point for their daily work.

Collection, work community and visitors are the pillars of a lively museum operation. While the care and presentation of the collection, as well as the number and experience of visitors, are self-evident focal points of the work, the quality and appreciation of the employees is the prerequisite for the continued implementation of this work. Therefore, the attractive design of the staff areas also requires constant updating.

The international scholarship holders developed design strategies for the development of the employee spaces that exist within the palace walls. In this way, spaces are to be created that support the qualifications of the employees, reflect the significance of the work and promote a mutually enjoyed presence.
All the designs of the four groups transform the staff areas in the south wing of the Royal Palace from a cramped service area to open space that is used communally.

The “layers of meeting” concept of group 1 layers areas for different types of cooperation around a vertical library. The library surrounding the inner courtyard, with its appeal as a place to spend time in, determines the appearance of the new meeting areas.

Group 2 creates “marketplaces of activity” by removing superfluous building fabric in some areas (subtraction). This creates open areas on four floors for the different forms of activity-based work. Some of these spaces have several stories and – in combination with the compact existing rooms – create an intuitive citywithin-
city structure. In its design referred to as “opening towards the light”.

Group 3 elevates the courtyard area by one floor and opens the loft towards the inner courtyard under a new glass roof that extends across the courtyard; planting is added to enhance the interior. The staff area located above the public areas on the first floor benefits from a great deal of daylight.

The design by group 4 is based on the idea of a “motor of cooperation”: the existing building is revitalized from inside out by placing activity areas around the central utility yard.

Workshop Board: by Prof. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Volkwin Marg and Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Stephan Schütz with Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Nicolas Pomränke and Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Christian Hellmund.

aac-Team: Enno N. Maass, Annika Göttle, Anja Meding, Gabriela Hopf

Tutoren: Fabian Faerber, Walter Gebhardt, Annika Göttle, Prof. Philipp Kamps, Sona Kazemi

Participants: Aqel Abueladas, Daniel Afriyie Owusu, Asiia Garipova, Belen Doğa Cirit, David Radivojević, Elizaveta Rozman Kuchuk, Juan Mendoza Sacristán, Lorna Manjana Langner, Marta Lewicka, Maxi Anja Groß, Maximilian Schröder, Noha Elhady, Rikus Flörke, Viktor Kalinov, Yannick Soumoy

Photo: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden