Marbach Museum of Modern Literature, Germany (2007)
There were many things to praise about this building – the architect’s control and discrimination in the choice of materials has by now become a
To create an environment that would draw people to look at books and manuscripts that they cannot read more than a page or two of (except by arrangement) was a tough brief. Chipperfield responded by making a building that itself made up half of the visitor experience; it is if not a temple then a shrine to the soul of a literate nation.
David Chipperfield Architects