The architectural studio heri&salli was asked by the Vienna Museum of Technology on the occasion of the exposition “The future of the city” to redesign parts of the permanent collection regarding the areas everyday life and exhibition.
With the aim of experiencing different dimensions and scales, like airplanes, cable cars and locomotives inside a building, we suggest beam-like showcases made of steel, that are positioned in a dependent, but seemingly free arrangement.
Section Sketch – Variations of functions
Thereby the exhibition room is in its entirety organised and possible ways, topics and fields of activity are offered. The visitor is situated in a fragmentary puzzle of elements-on the one hand spatial-inside the beams- on the other hand in a textual dependence to the objects.
We think of the beams as available “containers” that can be filled consequently with different contents but also functions-showcases, furniture, screens, listening stations, room dividers, light fitting or technical areas. Different tasks are coped with, at the same time a uniform appearance is created.
Deliberately we create a certain archaic base from which we can look forward into the future, the future of the city… the future of everyday life.
Section Exhibition Area
Images: © Paul Ott
Architecture/KConcept/Design: heri&salli, Team: Rumena Trendafilova, Period: February 2015 – March 2016, Implementation: Bruckschaiger GmbH, Client: TMW – Vienna Museum of Technology