Dornbirn, Austria – The Zumtobel Group sets the scene for two impressive new buildings in Germany with innovative lighting solutions of its Zumtobel brand: the new entrance to Berlin’s Museum Island (“Museumsinsel”), the James Simon Gallery by David Chipperfield, and experimenta, Germany’s largest world experience and knowledge, on an area of 25,000 square metres.
Lighting solution for the James Simon Gallery
The slender, delicate building of David Chipperfield Architects Berlin unites the individual museums into an ensemble. As the competent lighting partner, Zumtobel developed a customised lighting concept for the gallery. The Zumtobel luminaires optimally showcase the open architecture characterised by daylight, and provide for maximum flexibility for the lighting of the room and the exhibits in the auditorium and the exhibition areas.
In addition to pleasant and even basic lighting throughout the room, Zumtobel spotlights provide accentuated lighting for the exhibits with excellent colour rendition and outstanding light quality. In addition, the UV- and IR-free light protects the sensitive works of art. During the day, indirect lighting complements the natural daylight where necessary and makes the visitor centre shine subtly from the inside.
Zumtobel and David Chipperfield
The James Simon Gallery is not the only collaboration of Zumtobel and David Chipperfield Architects. David Chipperfield also designed the Zumtobel Group’s artistic annual report 2012/2013, among other projects. The art books, which are designed by a different artist each year, now look back on a tradition of 28 years at Zumtobel.
Zumtobel lighting expertise for the largest science centre
experimenta is an impressive new building designed by the Berlin architecture firm Sauerbruch Hutton, with stacked-up pentagons forming the basis of the design. The special lighting solution developed by Zumtobel blends in with the building, leaving the centre stage to the spectacular architecture –withdrawing itself from the visitors’ view, it convinces simply through its lighting effect in the room. It meets the flexible basic lighting needs while at the same time optimally showcasing the exhibits and the individual experimenting stations through accentuated lighting with great colour rendition.
The harmonious interplay of efficient LED technology, smart control engineering and the incoming daylight time and again provides visitors with new insights and perspectives in the different areas of experimenta.
Luminaires optimally showcase the open architecture characterised by daylight