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Architecture from Commission to Construction by Jennifer Hudson

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Ozeaneum

Behnisch Architekten Behnisch & Partner (Competition)

Location: Stralsund, Germany

Principal use: Oceanographic museum

Client: Deutsches Meeresmuseum, Stralsund

Site area: 7,250 m2 (78,038¼ ft2)

Interior area: 8,400 m2 (90,416¾ ft2)

Total build area: 17,400 m2 (187,291¾ ft2)

Design period: September 2003 – September 2005

Construction period: October 2005 – July 2008

Budget: €50,000,000

Behnisch & Partner was founded in 1952 by Günter Behnisch (architect of the Munich Olympic Games stadium) who sadly passed away in July 2010, almost two years to the day after the opening of one of his last designs: the Ozeaneum in Stralsund. Throughout his career he often made reference to Situationarchitektur, a form of building that responds to place ...

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