the north rhine westphalia state archive in duisburg’s inner harbour.
this is an ex-warehouse from the 1930s that got its dominant tower in 2014 by austrian architects ortner&ortner. the complete archive will be able to hold about 150 km of shelving.
it might be debatable whether the rather cold appearance of the building is well suited for a public institution (i doubt that) but i think it looks like a really cool fortress :)
a warm welcome by the cylons… this building is apparently supposed to house public service. that’s architecture i don’t really understand but nevertheless (or probably therefore) find fascinating. and i have to admit, the building in colour and bright light is not as intimidating as it might come across here… ;)
seen in venlo, the netherlands.