The Arche Nebra archeological centre by Holzer Kobler Architekturen

This is Arche Nebra, an archeological centre built as the result of a competition launched before 2007. The competition was created after a remarkable archeological relic has been found by treasure hunters. It was a 3,600-year-old sky disc made of bronze inlaid with gold.

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The disc represents complex constellations as well as the symbol of a solar barge representing the sun’s passage from west to east. Since the disc was so important it needed a new home, a place to be displayed at and where people can come to admire it. This is how the Arche Nebra project started. The winners of the design competition and the ones who got to build this new and impressive construction were Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

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The new architectural centre is located in Wangen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The name Arche Nebra means “Nebra Ark” and is related to the building’s shape that resembles a ship. The center was completed in 2007. The project also included the creation of an observation tower. Now these remarkable buildings have come to symbolize the region together with the new discovery. The centre has its body covered with yellow aluminum and appears to float above the glass entry level. It’s visible from far away and it gets more and more interesting as you approach it. It includes two exhibition rooms and the planetarium.{found on archdaily and pics by Jan Bitter}.