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Light Frieze / Façade installation

Light Frieze

Discipline: Interior Architecture

Light Frieze
Light Frieze
Light Frieze

Discipline: Interior Architecture

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 façade with words and graphic elements. The 3 m high frieze encircles the building at a height of 12 m. Its horizontal joints are cast in shadow by the incident daylight, yet can be precisely illuminated 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.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2016

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME other period:: 6 years

  • TARGET REGIONS Europe

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

This project was a joy to observe. It was a great experience to discover the subtle but strong contrast simultaneously. The jury was fascinated to discover the logic hidden between the bricks. Also, the innovative way of blending modern technology and the historical context is very much appreciated.
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Kanton Basel-Stadt

Kanton Basel-Stadt
Basel, Switzerland

Design

iart ag

iart AG
Münchenstein / Basel, Switzerland

(Design, Engineering)

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Christ & Gantenbein

Christ & Gantenbein
Basel, Switzerland

(Architecture)

Design

Ludovic Balland Typography Cabinet

Ludovic Balland Typography Cabinet
Basel, Switzerland

(Typography)

Design

Multivision LED-Systeme GmbH

Multivision LED-Systeme GmbH
Marchtrenk, Austria

(LED Hardware)

Design

ZPF Ingenieure AG

ZPF Ingenieure AG
Basel, Switzerland

(Structural Engineering)