E16 Portraits - Archive of European culture

Landshut (DE) - Winner

Archive of European culture

Associates: Jorik Bais (NL), Alexandra Heijink (NL) – architects

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"In relation to the topic of metabolic vitalities: our project rethinks a former prison — an archive of prisoners — as a data centre; a redevelopment strategy which requires minimal effort and minimal resources for its implementation, since the architectural typology of a prison already bears the ideal characteristics for data storage. In relation to inclusive vitalities: the project, in its ideal form, offers egalitarian access to our shared cultural heritage to all European citizens."