Place: Munich, Germany
Client: Munich Documentation Center
Scope of work: Black-out
Architects: Georg Scheel Wetzel Architects
A blackout curtain was needed for an almost seven-metre high exhibition room in the NS Documentation Centre in Munich to temporarily protect the light-sensitive exhibits from UV light during exhibitions and to enable projections. This curtain is colour-coordinated with the floor, walls and ceiling.
A transparent curtain hanging in front of it picks up the colours of its surroundings and reproduces them within a colour gradient. The vertical grid of the large window is continued in the design of the curtain, with one colour spanning two of the narrow windows before a colour change takes place.
The two curtains can be moved independently of each other, creating completely different light and room situations.
Photography by: Fabian Frinzel