German Architecture Museum
The German Architecture Museum (Deutsches Architektur Museum, short name: DAM) is an exhibition venue in Frankfurt and a discussion center for architecture. The focus of the Architecture Museum is on several large temporary exhibitions, which the DAM dedicates every year to topics of modern and contemporary architecture at home and abroad. Congresses, symposia, photo exhibitions and lectures complete the program.
With a collection of 180,000 architectural plans and drawings as well as 600 models, the German Architecture Museum has a fund of exhibition exhibits. Engravings, sketches, drawings and scale models provide material for exhibitions on trends and periods of the 20th century from Erich Mendelsohn to Frank O. Gehry, from Mies van der Rohe to the Archigram group of architects. The reference library with around 25,000 books and magazines is open to visitors who want to learn more about architecture.
Cologne-based architect Oswald Mathias Ungers designed the DAM as a house-in-house and at the same time created its largest exhibit and a symbol of architecture. The duplex villa from 1912 was rigorously gutted and surrounded by a glass hall. A transparent architecture was created. Strictly structured and consistently white, nothing distracts attention from the objects. 24 large-scale models from the stone age to the present let visitors discover the diversity of the history of construction and settlement in the permanent exhibition “From the primitive hut to the skyscraper”.
The yearbook of the German Architecture Museum (DAM) has been published by DOM publishers since 2017.
Head of DAM: Peter Cachola Schmal
|Tuesday||10:00 – 18:00|
|Wednesday||10:00 – 20:00|
|Thursday||10:00 – 18:00|
|Friday||10:00 – 18:00|
|Saturday||10:00 – 18:00|
|Sunday||10:00 – 18:00|
Special opening times: December 24, December 25: closed, December 26: 10:00-18:00, December 31: 10:00-18:00
Status November 1999: The German Architecture Museum will be renovated in 2021.