Municipal Gallery, Marktoberdorf . Bearth & Deplazes . © Ralph Feiner . 2001

'This striking brick complex is situated in the town centre and comprises two adjacent cubes of different heights, with a walled entrance courtyard. The exhibition volumes are enclosed in 50 cm solid brick walls, consisting of high-strength engineering bricks of Bavarian format (32 x 14.5 x 6.5 cm). The irregular texture of the bricks and the coarse-grained mortar result in a lively surface appearance. The exhibition cubes are divided into three levels, with engineering brick pavings and artificial lighting in the basement. In the storeys above this, the spaces are flooded with daylight, which enters through tall side windows and roof lights.'


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