Bieling Architekten

Dommuseum & Stiftsbibliothek

Fritzlar, Germany

The historic monastery building on the cloister of the cathedral houses the cathedral museum with the cathedral treasure and the monastery library and was used as a retirement and nursing home until 2007. In the planning phase for the renovation that began in 2011, various possible uses, including as a day-care center, were examined. With the decision to accommodate a parish hall and office for the parish of St. Peter in 2017, the more intensive planning for the renovation began. The monastery building is currently being completely renovated and partially rebuilt under the authority of the parish, with substantial financial support from the diocese of Fulda and funding from various public donors.

The south and west wings have been completely gutted and in future will accommodate the rooms for the St. Peter Abbey in Fritzlar. The cathedral museum was redesigned, received new exhibition equipment and room temperature control. In future, access to the Cathedral Museum will be possible via a new barrier-free entrance and a newly designed forecourt. The rooms of the museum library are then accessed directly from the generally accessible staircase and also receive an additional heating system to improve the climatic conditions.

The facade and roof were completely renovated in accordance with monument conservation guidelines. Interventions in the facade and roof are limited to partial conversions of roof structures and skylights as well as breaking open and closing individual openings in the facade.

Interior design: Ingrid Bussenius