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LWL Museum Münster

Architecture of the courtyards.

General building data

Address: Domplatz 10/ 48143 Münster
Completion: 02/2013
Constructor/Owner: Landschaftsverband Westfalen Lippe
Architect: Architekturbüro Volker Staab Architekten
Partners involved: H.O. Schlüter GmbHWinkels Behrens Pospich Ingenieure für HaustechnikWiese Tischlerei + Brandschutzbau GmbH

LWL Museum Münster

The museum’s new building connects to the old neo-renaissance structure on the Domplatz from 1908. The connection facilitates a closed-circuit tour through 51 newly-conceived and designed rooms. In addition, there are six rooms available for special exhibitions. Key features include the “architecture of the courtyards” (Volker Staab), the building’s striking apex, and the 14-metre-high entrance hall with the atrium on the Domplatz. The entrance hall is the hub of the new museum and also an architectural highlight for the city.

The customer’s requirement for dormakaba

  • Fire protection and escape route security system
  • Coordinated security systems and discreet products
  • Barrier-free design
  • Construction in existing contexts

dormakaba’s solution

The simple architecture blends into the background, exhibition rooms can be seen as multifaceted themed rooms, and thus present the art in context of the period.

The ED 250 swing door operators with a height of only 7 cm, fit with the look and feel of the high-quality doors and provide barrier-free and convenient passage through high-traffic doors in the interior and exterior areas.

Numerous exterior and interior doors in the museum ensure secure opening and closing. The integrated door closers from the ITS 96 series quietly fit into the surrounding architecture. The art is foregrounded. The door closers with their high-quality look and feel ensure barrier-free user convenience in the entire building complex.

Fire protection doors (entrance doors, hallway doors and doors that separate fire compartments) are equipped with door closers and hold-open systems from the TS 93 series. Their high quality easily meets all the relevant standards for the required usage, particularly DIN 18040 and DIN SPEC 1104 for barrier-free passage.

In the museum, the dormakaba self-locking M-SVP 2000 multipoint locking systems with an emergency escape function offer increased burglar protection. The escape route security is supported by the dormakaba escape route terminal and TV electro-mechanical door locking devices.


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