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MARTa Herford

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Gehry Partners
location Herford
function museum
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On an 8,000 square metre site near Herford's Main Station, between Goebenstraße and the curve of the river Aa, American star architect Frank Gehry designed the MARTa Herford. The complex, which has a wavy steel roof, is built with bricks that are typical of the region. It has four different building components: a Museum, a Forum, a Centre and a Café, all of which are expressions of the architect's particular sculptural idiom. The Museum consists of a 22-metre-high dome and five smaller galleries which are flooded with light from the lofty skylights. All these galleries will have one floor only, so that visitors will have an unimpeded view not only the artworks, but also of the sky. A total of 2,500 square metres exhibition space is available both for alternating exhibitions and for the collection.

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MARTa Herford
Goebenstraße 4 - 10
Project is public!
Opening hours Open Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays, 11am – 6pm (closed on Mondays). Open until 9pm on every first Wednesday of the month.
How to get there? Train: Herford is served by the Cologne–Bielefeld–Hanover–Berlin line. Take the train to Herford Station. Head off to the left from the square in front of the station – Goebenstrasse is about three minutes’ walk away. Car: From the A2 Hanover–Dortmund: Turn off onto the B239 (Herford - Bad Salzuflen). Head for Herford town centre on the B239/61. Follow the B239/61 for about 6km/4 miles. At the sixth set of traffic lights, turn right into Goebenstrasse.
Completion 2005
ArchitectGehry Partners
Client MKK gGmbH
Project ID 1352
Latitude/Longitude 52°07'16N 08°40'05E
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