Bez+Kock Architekten Generalplaner Gesellschaft mbH, Germany
Sharing public spaces
Usable floor area
The Anneliese Brost Musikforum is a good example of harmonious interaction between past and modern architecture. Located in the Ruhr valley, it incorporates the Marienkirche church, which is almost 150 years old, and which was originally going to be demolished. Engaged citizens, art historians and the Bochum Symphony director managed to retain parts of the church, which were integrated into the new Anneliese Brost Musikforum. A concert hall and a multifunctional hall were attached to the church, so that the whole building is now both generously proportioned and elegant and striking. The façade of the new building is formed of customized white-washed, red terracotta bricks. As the old church is also a brick building, the client, planner and architect worked out a perfect mix of old and new materials that reflect the idea behind this project – combining history and modernity.