Archives Départementales

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
Firm LocationStrasbourg, France
CompanyPatrick Schweitzer Et Associés
Lead ArchitectPatrick Schweitzer
ClientTAL Dévelopment

The building housing the archives of the département of Bas-Rhin is the only such building constructed by the German administration in the Reichsland of Alsace-Moselle, in the heart of the Neustadt of Strasbourg. This imposing, monumental building was an integral part of the architectural and urban planning scheme for the Neustadt, which includes the University and Saint- Maurice districts, and of the cultural and urban development strategy of the Second Reich, which included the construction of the National and University Library in 1890.