Exhibition Design

smac – State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz

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The architectural design of the State Museum of Archaeology (smac) in Chemnitz, Germany, had to tackle the challenge of combining the historical structure of the heritage-protected building by architect Erich Mendelsohn with the new tasks of a contemporary museum. This was realised through three floors dedicated to being exhibition spaces for presenting specific time periods ranging from pre-history up to the 19th century. As a result, the room narratives change, becoming increasingly structured and enclosed, with the floor graphics transforming from amorphous lines to a rectangular grid pattern.

Credits
  • Client:
    Landesamt für Archäologie Sachsen, Dresden
  • Design:
    ATELIER BRÜCKNER, Stuttgart
  • Creative Direction:
    Prof. Uwe R. Brückner
  • Art Direction:
    Felix Becker, Tanja Zöllner, Jana Fröhlich (Graphics)
  • Lighting Design:
    LDE Belzner Holmes, Stuttgart
  • Technical Direction:
    medienprojekt p2, Stuttgart
  • Photography:
    Michael Jungblut