david Chipperfield -The Archive of Literature in Germany

Friday, January 18, 2008

The Archives are located in the German city of Marbach's scenic park, on top of a rock plateau overlooking the picturesque valley of the Neckar River.

The pavilion-like interiors of the building reveal themselves further as the visitor descends down through the display and archive spaces. Then he sees the dark timber-panelled exhibition galleries, illuminated only by artificial light due to the fragility and sensitivity of the works on display.