With more than 100 kilometres of files and other original documents, the Sächsische Staatsarchiv documents more than 1000 years of Saxon, German and European history - in short, the building serves as the memory of Saxony. Following a construction period of three years, the Main State Archive building, which has been restored in accordance with its monument status, was reopened in Dresden in August 2011.
Particular attention was paid during renovation work to upgrading the around 100-year-old building fabric. As a result the old clinker brick facades are now resplendent in a new lustre. The former outer facade of the inner courtyard now forms the building's new centrepiece and is flooded with light due to a steel and glass construction. The modular neo luminaire system ensures a wide range of lighting tasks are achieved in a universal lighting concept, from harmonious lighting of the atrium to optimal workstation light on the upper floor reading area of the old warehouse building.