Archaeology Switzerland – National Museum 2016 Zurich

Client
Swiss Confederation, Federal Office for Property Construction and Logistics (BBL)
Exhibition Area (sqm)
500
Tags
Culture
Topics
Archaeology, History, Natural History, Science
Formats
Exhibition, Museum

Homo, Natura, Terra: Arranged as a thematic triad, the exhibition shows 1,300 objects of Helvetian archaeology. The central exhibition area 'Homo' presents an overview of more than 100,000 years of human history with artefacts from the Palaeolithic to the Early Middle Ages, visualizing the different epochs.

'Natura' illustrates the human impact on nature as well as the interaction of humankind and environment. An animated large scale projected drawing brings the Swiss landscape into the museum. It is scenically enriched by the visitor's interaction with the natural history exhibits of the hands-on-stations.

'Terra' shows the reference between exhibit and location. The visitor strolls below the Swiss landscape, an aluminium sculpture hovering in space, consisting of more than 3,000 individual parts. A light choreography brings the orographic rib-type model to life and illustrates in a poetical manner the ongoing passage of time.

Exhibition Design, Scenography, General Planning
ATELIER BRÜCKNER
Light Planning with
Atelier Derrer
Media Planning with
medienprojekt p2
Media Production with
2av
Architects
Christ & Gantenbein
Photography
Daniel Stauch
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