Since I’m an architect by profession, I had to visit this building. If you really don’t care about the function, the exterior of the building will surely attract you. Museum for Architectural Drawing is located in the Prenzlauer Berg district at the site of the former brewery Pfefferberg. The four seemingly cubes made in concrete are stacked on one another and slightly deformed while the fifth cube is a glass penthouse. Actually, concrete wall processing gives this building a unique look. Concrete relief has increased fragments of architectural drawings. They further emphasize the function of the building and represent the layers of media used for drawing.
This tiny museum has dozens of drawings and sketches by architects like Zaha Hadid, Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Norman Foster, etc. Two-room sketches and drawings will attract any fan of architecture or art. Exhibition spaces are set up in an easy way. Through this very small exhibition, you will realize the importance of drawing in architecture. The goal of the Tchoban Foundation is to compare its contemporary architectural drawings with the works of great artists of the past centuries (the oldest drawings in the museum dates back to the 16th century).
The founder of this museum is Berlin’s and Moscow’s famous architect Sergei Tchoban. During his studies in Russia, he discovered his passion for architectural drawings. With the arrival of modern technology, the architectural drawing is squeezed out of use and loses its importance. By gathering hundreds of architectural drawings throughout his life, Sergey Tchoban finally realized his dream and opened a place where he presented them to the public.
The standard ticket costs 5 euros while for students 3 euros. If you want to visit the archives where you will find the masterpieces of architectural drawings you will have to pay as much as 80 euros.