Cultural Historical Center, Vreden
Cultural education, research, pedagogy, and collection – combined in one center. In the city of Vreden on the site of the current Hamaland Museum and Landeskundliches Institute Westmünsterland, a fundamental extension and refurbishment is meant to take place. agn is taking over the architectural project management. The structural reorganization creates the basis for building an innovative overall concept: The Westmünsterland Cultural History Center. Thus as part of Regionale 2016, a place should emerge that not only supports arts education, but also reflects the identity and history of the region.
The planning area for the conversion is located on the southwestern edge of the historic center of Vreden. On the site of the future center, there are two landmarked buildings: the poorhouse from the 16th century and the Pulverturm (Gunpowder Tower) from the 14th century. This historic medieval town structure is crucial for the implementation of the design.
The three facilities – Hamaland Museum, historic sections of the county and city archives, and the Landeskundliche Institute Westmünsterland – are to be merged at a single location into the new Cultural Historical Center. In addition, the general cultural work, city marketing, a small museum shop, and a private education area, among others, will find space on the premises.