Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Building Devoted to Literature Wins top Architecture Prize
The Museum of Modern Literatue in southern Germany has won the prestigious Stirling Architecture Prize for outstanding achievement in design, reports Deutshe-Welle.
The site, completed in 2006, contains
"more than 1,300 objects, including letters, documents and personal items from famous 20th century authors, are on exhibit at the museum. Friedrich Nietzsche's death mask and original manuscripts by Franz Kafka and Alfred Doblin," reports, DW. The building won praise for its "simultaneously rich and restrained" design, achieved on a budget of 12 million Euros. ($17 million).

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