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Museum of military history, Dresden, Germany

Project data

Location: Dresden, Germany

Modification of a historical armoury building into a spectacular museum building with a 30 m high steel-glass structure, shaped like a wedge.

Construction period until the opening: 2008 - 2011

Architect: Daniel Libeskind


  • special shapes through slanted fair-faced concrete walls, inclined in different directions
  • no vertical walls and right angles
  • load transfer not via the existing structure
  • extraordinary requirements concerning shape and surface quality (SB 4)
  • reduced space


Hentschke Bau GmbH, Bautzen

Customer's benefit

  • geometrically and structurally adjusted formwork and scaffolding systems
  • cost-effective shoring concept with rentable system parts
  • punctual deliveries
Gerd Lommatzsch

We decided in favour of PERI because of the flexibility of the formwork systems and the know-how regarding special solutions. The cooperation was great, the formwork planning was perfect and the deliveries always arrived according to schedule. Thus we were able to jointly master this impressive project with its extraordinary requirements concerning shape and surface quality.

PERI solution

  • customised formwork and scaffolding solutions
  • 3D formwork planning
  • formwork and shoring solutions for walls with inclinations up to 40°
  • consultation in the fair-faced concrete team
  • temporary support structure during the total shell construction phase
  • efficient shoring concept for the transfer of high loads at great heights