Design by Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
The conversion and refurbishment of the Dresden Kulturpalast, which dates from 1969, also included the new construction of a concert hall for an audience of 1,800 at the core of the existing building, the structure of which was retained in accordance with the principles of the preservation of historic buildings. The original building substance was carefully reconstructed and integrated in the new design, while the facades were upgraded to current energy conservation standards.
The main users of the Palace are the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, the City’s central library, and the "Herkuleskeule" cabaret, which together have created a new combination of culture, education, and entertainment.
The Kulturpalast Dresden was chosen as winner of the DAM Preis 2019 and awarded the BDA-Preis Sachsen 2019.
Concept / Director / DOP: Marek Iwicki, DERACHTEOZEAN GbR
Thanks to: Dresdener Philharmonie, Städtische Bibliotheken Dresden, Die Herkuleskeule
Shot in Dresden, December 2018
© Marek Iwicki for gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects