The Klassik Stiftung Weimar is one of the largest and most significant cultural institutions in Germany.
We are very proud to have worked recently with the teams of two of their museums.
Client: Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Partner: Atelier WAM
The new Museum of the Weimar Bauhaus opened its doors in April 2019. One of the rooms in the museum, the Topography Room, presents exhibits accessible to all, including four touch stations on objects and key symbols of the Bauhaus movement: the Wagenfeld lamp; the tribute to the victims of the March 1848 revolutions in Vienna and Berlin; the House at the Horn, built for the 1923 Bauhaus retrospective; and the plaque commemorating the foundation of the Weimar Republic.
Since the reopening of the New Weimar Museum (Neues Museum) in early April 2019, all visitors can explore the famous “Hohe Pappeln” house (1907) of the Belgian architect Henry Van de Velde – by fingertip! A tactile station explains the complex architecture of the house and its spaces set out in the art-nouveau style (Jugendstil – equivalent to Art Nouveau in inter-War Germany) – as well as the interior layout for each floor. These tactile plans, presented at the same scale as the model, were designed with the same contrasts in colours, in Braille and text in relief to make the content accessible to as many as possible.