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Berlin museum seeks contractor for underground extension

The Bauhaus Archive in Berlin is seeking contractors to undertake an underground extension to the existing building.

The contract involves the construction of the an 6,830m² underground extension as well as refurbishment and adaptation of the existing building for the Bauhaus Archive - Museum of Design in Mitte, Berlin.

According to the tender notice, the majority of the extension building is located in an underground, pedestal structure and will house exhibition areas, depots, foyers and technical centres, built in a trough pit. It will also include an enclosed courtyard which will adjoin to the existing museum building.

A five-storey glass tower with external steel composite 20.5m columns will be positioned on the building’s pedestal.

GE visited a site close to the museum in Mitte area of Berlin. Read about it here

The contract includes 5,900m² slit sealing 60cm thick wall, 150m² carrier screed wall, 3,700m of ground anchors and 220 micropiles for temporary and permanent buoyancy protection for the very sandy Berlin soil. 

The 3,518m² existing building will also be restored, with the entire project complete in 2022.

Interested parties have until 1 March to register their interest.

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