Leisure & Culture

Renovation and conversion Museum Altes Rathaus Forum für Kunst und Geschichte

Renovation and conversion of a heritage-protected ensemble in Potsdam's historical center.

The tradition-rich building complex comprising the old town hall, the Knobelsdorff building and a connecting structure represents Potsdam's checkered history like no other structure in the city: first a town hall, then a bank, then (after reconstruction) a culturally significant center for Potsdam.

Combining the Potsdam Museum with the Potsdam Forum in the old town hall ensemble has given rise to a modern contemporary museum on the city's history, together with a new type of center for culture and education. The design is defined by the new main entrance in the so-called "Verbinder", the connecting structure between the old town hall and the Knobelsdorff building. This heritage-protected project involved faithful restoration work, taking into account the different eras in which the original buildings were constructed. Energy efficiency was also optimized.

Kommunaler Immobilien Service KIS

Period of time
2009 – 2012

Werner Huthmacher