In January 2015 the new exhibition “Staatssicherheit in der SED-Diktatur” (State Security in the SED dictatorship) in Berlin opened its doors. On three floors you can learn all about the evolution, the role and the operating mode of the State Security. Numerous objects and a large number of media installations illustrate the operational scope of the Ministry for State Security’s (MfS). The historical premises of Erich Mielke which have been preserved almost entirely in their original state are the centre-piece of the museum.
The design strongly works with the existing spatial structure. The rooms themselves narrate history and are a formal expression of the system. Already present materials, proportions and forms are seized and reinterpreted within the space. The blueprints envisioned different spatial concepts: The visitor’s experience shifts between information, reflection and contemplation.
Tobias Kunz as associate of W22 (DirksFermorKittaKunz GbR)
Client: Der Bundesbeauftragte für die Unterlagen der Staatssicherheit der ehemaligen DDR