SMB-Museum Courts

The building complex of a former artillery barracks built at the end of the 19th century at the Kupfergraben in Berlin-Mitte was used as a military object until 1990. The triangular plot is bordered by the Geschwister-Scholl-Straße in the west, the Kupfergraben in the east and the Hochbahnstraße in the south. In addition to the barracks, on the area there are also buildings of the former National People´s Army of the DDR built around 1960.

As part of the construction of the SBM museum courts as a service location for the Museum Island and the German Historical Museums on this site, parts of the existing buildings were dismantled after a comprehensive start-up renovation had been carried out for the existing building complex.

location 
Berlin
client 
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, represented by das Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung
project period 
Foundation restoration: 1996 - 2004, dismantling: 2006 - 2008
scope of services 

Foundation restoration

  • tendering and supervision of geotechnical field investigations
  • geotechnical inventory and expert opinion on the founding situation
  • drawing up the budget document
  • hydrological report on water rights approval - water folder
  • object and structural design for the renovation of the wood pile foundation (HOAI §15 and §62)
  • invitation to tender /award of the foundation rehabilitation
  • construction supervision of the foundation rehabilitation
  • SIGEKO of the civil engineering works

Services dismantling

  • basic research, inventory studies including underground residual substance
  • conducting inventory and pollutant examinations
  • setting up a disposal concept
  • planning the design of the deconstruction taking into account the interests of the listed historical buildings and the resulting restrictions on sound and vibration emissions
  • drawing up the budget document ES-EW-construction
  • approval/consent and execution planning with detailed information on the dismantling technology and logistics
  • preparation of the specifications, publicity notice, participation in the award
  • object supervision of dismantling including cost control and disposal management
  • supervision of the demolition work in the contaminated area according to BGR 128
  • total return dimensions up to the top of the terrain:
    • 3.500 m3 reinforced concrete
    • 950 m3 screed
    • 5500 m3  of masonry