DORNIER MUSEUM FRIEDRICHSHAFEN by Atelier Brückner for DORNIER STIFTUNG FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT

DORNIER MUSEUM FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

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Industry Shows, Events & Festivals
Media Design & Branding
Market Germany
Agency Atelier Brückner
Creative Director Prof. Uwe R. Brückner
Art Director Raimund Docmac
Released July 2009

Credits & Description

Category: Environmental Design: Permanent
Advertiser: DORNIER STIFTUNG FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT
Product/Service: EXHIBITION
Agency: ATELIER BRÜCKNER
Date of First Appearance: Jul 24 2009 12:00AM
Entrant Company: ATELIER BRÜCKNER, Stuttgart, GERMANY
Creative Director: Prof. Uwe R. Brückner (ATELIER BRÜCKNER)
Art Director: Raimund Docmac (ATELIER BRÜCKNER)
Graphic Designer: Steffen Vetterle (ATELIER BRÜCKNER)
Light Planning: (LDE Belzner Holmes)
Media: (Jangled Nerves)
Exhibits: (Id3d-Berlin)
Architecture: (Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten)
Light Artist Facade: James Turrell
Project Controlling: (Wpm Projektmanagement)
Media placement: Permanent Exhibition - Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen - 24 July 2009

Describe the challenges and key objectives
The challenge for the designers was to create a consistent scenography for a very heterogeneous collection, which had been collected only recently for the newly founded museum. The exhibits range from a slide-rule of the company’s founder Claude Dornier to the Do 31 aircraft, a vertical take-off plane, which is the biggest aircraft that was shown inside the museum building.

Describe the brief from the client
“Where great pioneers meet!” The Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen should convey the pioneering spirit, which is associated with the name of Dornier. The task was to present the exhibits in a vivid, self-explanatory way that addresses not only former workers of Dornier and experts, but also schools and families.

Describe how you arrived at the final design
A beaming white Museum Hangar offers an authentic location for the aircraft. To discover the spirit of Dornier, two storylines are offered: coloured cubes concentrate on thematic units, while the so-called Museum Box, which seems to levitate within the building, provides a chronological view of the company’s history. The pathway shows content-generated spatial narratives with interactively staged exhibits. Huge show cases divide the single exhibition areas and offer, with their back glass that can either be used as a projection surface or be transparent, a “look through times”.

Give some indication of how successful the outcome was in the market
The museum is situated outside Friedrichshafen, at the airport, close to the former site of the Dornier factories. However, during the first six months the museum counted nearly 70.000 visitors, who came to see the permanent exhibition. This special location provides also the opportunity to show the Dornier aircraft not only parked in the museum, but also flying in the sky.