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Design contest opens for Gutenberg Museum revamp

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The city of Mainz has launched a design contest for the 8,500m2 overhaul and extension of its iconic Gutenberg Museum

Based inside a restored Late Renaissance palace, the museum of printing history is named after Johannes Gutenberg who invented moveable metal type.

Collections include historic printing apparatus and rare examples of printed material such as the Gutenberg Bible.

The project will reorganize the museum’s exhibition and function spaces, upgrade its services, renovate the façades and deliver a new extension inside an existing courtyard.

A temporary exhibition area, permanent gallery, library, education space and workshops will all feature inside the new wing.

Judges include museum head Anette Ludwig and Mainz mayor Michael Ebling.

The winner will receive around £25,000 and a second place prize of £17,000 is also available.

The third place entry will receive around £9,500 and three honorable mentions worth approximately £4,300 each will also be awarded.

The competition language is German and the deadline for requests to participate is 11am on 7 September.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Klaus Faßnacht
Municipality Mainz
Am Rathaus 1
PO Box 3820

Phone: +49 6131122264
Email: verdingungsstelle@stadt.mainz.de
Fax: +49 6131122071





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