Limestone Museum

Location: Korbach

Typology: Educational Museum

Area: 200 sqm

Status: Completed 2017

Materials: Natural stone, Wood

Execution phase: Kepplin+Kampkötter

The GeoFoyer Kalkturm Korbach is a Museum that exhibits and embodies the significance of the Korbacher limestone throughout history and its role in the evolution of life on earth. Visitors can explore the past, in which the region was close to the equator and provided a living environment for the ancestors of later dinosaurs and mammals.
Over 100 years ago, the industrial mining for limestone began in the same area. The limestone building that hosts the museum today was part of the quarry complex. The aim was the restoration of the tower while also giving it a new functional purpose. The upper floor with the roof had collapsed over the years therefore its reconstruction reminiscent to the original was a premise for the identity of the place.

Photo credits:
©Christoph Hesse Architects

Ground floor plan
1st floor plan
2nd floor plan
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