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.
Landesamt für Archäologie Sachsen, Dresden
ATELIER BRÜCKNER, Stuttgart
Prof. Uwe R. Brückner
Felix Becker, Tanja Zöllner, Jana Fröhlich (Graphics)