Display Cabinet / Bayerische Staatsoper / 2011
The aim for the historic facade of the Bavarian State Opera (Bayerische Staatsoper) was to develop an easy to use system of display cabinets, which would apply to the demanding specifications of the preservation order as well as being a concise creative statement.
13 display cabinets are located along the length of the facade. The cabinets exactly fit the grid of the facade structure and being an illuminated orchestration as a whole they concurrently enhance the status of the elegant Maximilianstraße. The plain, dark brown anodized aluminium framing of the display cabinet can be opened just like a window, the poster is fixed with magnets and upon closing is fixated wrinkle-free between glass and bearing. A two cm wide gap of light originates between poster and frame, attaching importance to the posters and presenting them as outlined exhibits.
The revolving light-band between poster and frame is equipped with RGB–LED lights and can be individually presented with almost any possible color. Therefore the light of the frame can be assimilated to the colour of the poster on display. Also different light scenarios can be programmed and operated via a wireless remote control. In twilight or darkness the light-band creates the illusion of the posters floating within their display cabinets.
Pictures by Myrzik & Jarisch