Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr in Dresden
Bundeswehr Military History Museum
After a long history of switching titles and approaches to military history, the museum was re-opened in 2011 with a new internal and external concept. Before opening in October 2011 as the Bundeswehr Military History Museum, the building underwent six years of extensive construction. Using the design of architect Daniel Libeskind, the Neo-Classicist facade on the historic arsenal has been interrupted.
Libeskind added a transparent arrowhead to the façade of the building, creating an outwardly visible expression of innovation. The architect wanted to penetrate the historic arsenal and create a new experience with the addition. The openness and transparency of the new façade, representing the openness of democratic society, contrasts with the rigidity of the existing building, which represents the severity of the authoritarian past.[wikipedia]