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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Nieto Sobejano, Montblanc Haus in Hamburg (Germany)

 
Montblanc, the German manufacturer of writing instruments founded in 1906, has unveiled plans for a museum and visitor center designed by the Madrid- and Berlin-based firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano to go up beside its factory in the Altona district outside Hamburg. Nieto Sobejano won the 2016 competition over other internationally operating practices, among them Snøhetta (Norway) and John Pawson (United Kingdom). To go up on a budget of 20 million euros, the 3,660-square-meter, 3-story construction will surround a triple-height domed central hall. The linear, 100-meter-long volume is black and opaque, like a Montblanc pen case, and moving images will be projected on its facades of concrete, which have reliefs evoking the Alpine mountain the company is named after. The museum is expected to open in 2020.
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