“ So habe ich noch nie unsren „Holzkern“ gesehen. Ganz erstaunlich. Und sehr instrumental, nicht nur kalifornisch. Das LiMo sah noch nie so sehr nach Musik aus. „
Heike Gfrereis, Direktorin des Marbacher Literaturmuseums der Moderne
The Museum of Modern Literature occupies a site on the brow of the hill adjacent to the Schiller Museum in Marbach, on a rock plateau overlooking the Neckar River valley. The entrance to the museum is a single-storey pavilion facing the forecourt of the Schiller Museum. The forecourt has an intimate spatial quality, combined with an external structure that reinterprets the classical form of the loggia with thin rectangular columns. Passing through the loggia and foyer, the visitor travels downstairs into the larger spaces of the museum, which descend the hill in a series of tiers. These spaces are set into the topography of the hill, minimizing the effect of the building on the adjacent Schiller Museum. Only artificial light illuminates the dark, timber-panelled exhibition spaces because of the fragility of the documents on display, but each gallery space is adjacent to a naturally lit room. The use of simple, solid materials such as concrete, reconstituted limestone, limestone, wood, felt and glass lends a clarity and directness to the building.
Photoshoot on a cool and sunny day in February 2016.