The glass bridge between the administrative building and the new magazine building
will mark the new entrance area. What first appeares an irritation in the uniformly
articulated glass wall shows an abundance of archive containers
and the essence
of the building complex – transparency.

The courtyard remains a silent center. Two long shelves mark big and straight
the depth of the room.
They are filled with folders, boxes, film rolls, as they are
inside the new magazine building, have signatures too.
Only: they are transparent,
represent the function of this place. In the eyes of the passers their structure is moving …

Proposal in the interdisciplinary competition for the design of the inner courtyard
and marking of the main entrance from the Federal Archives Berlin,
in collaboration with Uta Henklein, Berlin 2008
(not realized)