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Municipal Library in "DAStietz Kulturkaufhaus Chemnitz" Redesign and Reconstruction of the listed department store Tietz


In October 2004, after 24 months of reconstruction, the modern and exeptional culture centre "DAStietz" was opened. Right in the middle of Chemnitz City, "DAStietz" unites art, education, culture and shopping in one object. Municipal Library, Adult Education Center, Natural History Museum and "Neue Sächsische" Art Gallery are now situated in best position and modern atmosphere.

With an innovative range of service "DAStietz" is the most frequented cultural establishment in the inner city of Chemnitz and contributes greatly to the quality of life for people and visitors in Chemnitz.
Target of all participated persons was the creation of a building, which presents itself modern, transparent and communicative.

Defining for the interior space and the overall concept of the building is the large, central and glass-covered atrium with the "sculpture" of the petrified forest.The central information point is also located in the atrium, right in the intersection of the entries. The opposite side is used for a cafe with armchair-lounge. The remaining area is used for commercial purposes. A small shopping mall invites to stroll.

The redesigned municipal library now presents flooded with light and colourful. It was founded in 1869 and extends now in the second and third floor of the "Kulturkaufhaus DAStietz". As one of the largest librarys in the southwest area of saxony it offers a wide range of books from nine decades. The slogan "the right answers to all questions" is relized with 250,000 contemporary books of all genres. Completed with with modern workplaces, cozy sitting areas, computers with internet access and a large event programm, the equipment leaves nothing to be desired. Every second year a "Literaturfest" takes place and authors are regularly invited to read or partizipate in events. Primary concern of the library is promotion of reading and the teaching of media competence. With ist wide range of activities and projects, the municipal library was honored with the second place in the national ranking "library of the year"


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General Planning and Supervision, Service Phase 1 to 9

Projektierungs- und Verwaltungs-gesellschaft TIETZ Chemnitz mbH

Costs: 27,700,000 €