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Station Museumsinsel
by Max Dudler

Station Museumsinsel by Max Dudler
Photo by Stefan Müller

Max Dudler has designed the Station Museumsinsel in Berlin, Germany.

The Station Museumsinsel on Berlin's underground line U5 serves as an ante-room to the most significant cultural institutions in the city.

180 metres in length, the underground station runs south of the Schlossbrücke bridge and passes under the Spree Canal.

The architectural theme for the station is derived from the subterranean lack of light – 'eternal night'.

The two vaulted platform tunnels are painted in a striking ultramarine blue that lights up like a domed night sky due to 6,662 light spots, inspired by the historical stage set for Mozart's 'Magic Flute' by Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

This project has been longlisted in the infrastructure and transport project category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Max Dudler
Project: Station Museumsinsel
Credits: BVG Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe represented by Projektrealisierungs GmbH U5

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