B. Braun Melsungen AG Competition and Construction, Melsungen, Germany
Part of:
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (creator)
  • Michael Wilford and Partners (creator)
  • Michael Wilford GmbH (creator)
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
  • Walter Nägeli (architect)
  • Michael Wilford and Partners (architectural firm)
  • Michael Wilford GmbH (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

B. Braun Melsungen AG Competition and Construction, Melsungen, Germany



Level of archival description:
File 73
Extent and medium:
  • 3797 drawings (including 387 reprographic copies)
    430 photographic materials
    103 rolls
    49.11 l.m.of textual records
    2 models
Scope and content:
File documents a successful competition entry for the B. Braun Melsungen AG headquarters and industrial complex in Melsungen, Germany. The office of James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates in association with architect Walter Nägeli was initially awarded the second prize in a limited competition held in 1986, but was subsequently appointed to design the masterplan and first phase of the industrial plant and related facilities. An addition to the administration building (Europa building) was completed in 2001 by the firms of Michael Wilford and Partners and Michael Wilford GmbH. Material in this file was produced between 1982 and 2001.

File contains a large number of design development drawings, as well as presentation drawings and several working drawings. Photographic materials include views of the building site and of study and presentation models by Kandor Modelmakers and by photographer Udo Hesse, and views of the completed buildings by photographer Richard Bryant. File also contains a large amount of textual records as well as study models for the Europa building and for an inauguration tent.
Reference number:


Material in this project series was likely kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.

Melsungen Germany

Language of material:
  • Documents are in German and English.
Related units of description:
  • See also the portfolio PH2007:0010:001-007 in the CCA Photographs Collection that contains photographs by Giovanni Chiaramonte of B. Braun Melsungen AG Competition and Construction.

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