Egidio Marzona, German-Italian galerist, has given part of his large
collection of Avant-garde collection to the city of Dresden. The
Blockhaus, an identity building of Dresden, will host the collection. The main goal is to create a place in which citizens and researchers can
freely exhibit and deep in documents. A democratic machine.
At the ground level the Exhibition platform is projected as a ﬂexible
space in which a grid of concrete pillars, the witness of the original
structure, creates a table where the archive sits. The Archive, in the
middle, gathered all objects without any support or beams.
furniture is ﬂexible with roll shelves drive on a dust-free cast ﬂoor. On top of the Archive, the Reading room and the Research area are placed in-between a wooden structure from which hangs a platform. The old middle courtyard is now converted into an open amphitheatre.
The elevator, a moving platform and part of the machine, becomes a
main element of the project. Its vertical enﬁlade guides visitors to the research platform through the archive.
At the garden level, a large portal leads the visitor into Sala Terrena,
where the vertical enﬁlade starts. The rest of the garden is dominated by landscape elements: a moss wall covers the Augustus bridge, as a reminder of the fountains on the street Neustädtermarkt. On the other side a series of geometrically trimmed trees allows visitors to pass
through the parterre without affecting the action on it.