Hesse: Kassel architects are expanding the Museum for Sepulchral Culture

Wiesbaden/Kassel (dpa/lhe) - The long-planned expansion and modernization of the Museum for Sepulchral Culture (MSK) in Kassel is being carried out by the local architects' office Schulze Schulze Berger.

Hesse: Kassel architects are expanding the Museum for Sepulchral Culture

Wiesbaden/Kassel (dpa/lhe) - The long-planned expansion and modernization of the Museum for Sepulchral Culture (MSK) in Kassel is being carried out by the local architects' office Schulze Schulze Berger. Their design won the advertised competition, as the Ministry of Art in Wiesbaden announced on Monday.

He plans to build a multifunctional room over the museum terrace that can be used for events. The historic gateway is also to be reactivated as an entrance and the inner courtyard is to be freed from fixtures and roofing. Second prize in the competition went to Osterwold Schmidt-Architekten from Weimar, third prize to Peter Zirkel Architekten from Dresden.

The Museum für Sepulkralkultur, opened in 1992, is dedicated to the topics of dying, death and commemoration of the dead. It consists of the listed depot of the former villa of the Henschel industrialist family and an adjoining new building by the architect Wilhelm Kücker (Munich). According to the ministry, twelve offices took part in the tender. The designs will be shown at MSK from October 20th to November 27th.