Museum of the Bavarian Kings, Hohenschwangau

Museum of the Bavarian Kings, Hohenschwangau

Museum of the Bavarian Kings, Hohenschwangau

Architects: Staab Architekten GmbH, Berlin

The Museum of the Bavarian Kings in Hohenschwangau was converted by Staab Architekten and opened its doors in autumn 2011. The impressive exhibition building displays the history of the Wittelsbach Dynasty from its early days to the present. The 1.000 sqm exhibition space extends over a multifaceted spatial structure of old and new in the most prominent setting.

For this museum, we have developed a lighting concept satisfying the various functional requirements by underlining the museum’s scenography and dramaturgy with the brilliance of the LED light dots in the diamond-shaped vaulted ceiling which impressively stages the exhibited Wittelsbach treasures.

A particular challenge was to adjust the illuminance levels of the lighting elements, which are mirrored in the façade surface opposite of Lake Alpsee. Care was taken to create the impression of a complete vaulted ceiling in the mirroring façade and at the same time not to obstruct the view across the magnificent Alpsee landscape.

All display cases are illuminated and backlit with LED and thus, from the technological and conservatory point of view, are state-of-the-art solutions.


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