The Forum Gesseler Goldhort opened at the beginning of October in the Syke District Museum. The striking new building designed by Freitag Hartmann Architekten (Berlin) houses the 2011 gold find recovered during pipeline construction work. Among archaeologists, the 3,300-year-old, literal treasure with its 117 gold objects is considered one of the most important finds of the Bronze Age in Central Europe.
The 18-metre high two-storey pyramidal extension building is complemented by the outdoor facilities designed by FJP. Similar to the monolithic new building, the design of the open spaces is based on a combination of well-chosen view, robust materials and reduced details.
Photo: Michael Horeis