Art & Culture, Buildings

German Emigration Museum

© Studio Andreas Heller

The largest interactive museum of Europe on the topic of emigration was opened on August 8th 2005. The German house of emigrants is located in Bremerhaven at a historic location – directly by the New Harbor, which was opened in 1852 and from which up until 1890 almost 1.2 million people left for the “New World.” The reinforced concrete frame structure was built on a deep foundation of 150 piles. The oval plan arrangement of the ground floor with a convex window facade transitions into a cube with a curtain-type wood lamellas façade of the upper floors. The structure is penetrated at 3 points by 24 m high sail-like, bent diaphragm walls 24 cm thick.

Bremerhaven, Germany
Studio Andreas Heller GmbH;Kreitz Kopf+Partner
BIS-Bremerhavener Gesellschaft für Investitionsförderung und Stadtentwickl. mbH
Project Responsibility
Knut Göppert


Technical Data

Gross floor area
4,200 m²
Exhibition space
3,500 m²




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