Kunstmuseum Basel Outdoor, Design & Branding Kunstmuseum Basel Light Frieze [30 sec] by Iart Ag Basel

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Kunstmuseum Basel Light Frieze [30 sec]

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Industry Museums & Libraries
Media Outdoor, Billboard, Poster, Transportation & Vehicles, Design & Branding
Market Switzerland
Agency Iart Ag Basel
Typographer Ludovic Balland
Released October 2016

Awards

D&AD 2017
Spatial & Experiential Design Installation Design Yellow Pencil

Credits & Description

Agency: iart ag
Client: Construction and Transport Department of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, Städtebau & Architektur, Hochbauamt
Design and Engineering: iart ag
Architecture and Design: Christ & Gantenbein
Typography: Ludovic Balland
Structural Engineering: Zpf Ingenieure Ag
Led Hardware: Multivision Led-Systeme Gmbh
Description:
The light frieze of the new building for the Kunstmuseum Basel produces its effect through the symbiosis of stone and light. Designed to be an integral part of the architecture, it subtly enlivens the building’s brick facade with words and graphic elements. The horizontal joints of the frieze are cast in shadow by the incident daylight, yet can be precisely lit by white LEDs. For the viewer, a play of light and shadow emerges, which is fleeting and yet seems to be as solid as the masonry itself.