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Grimm Welt

Kassel, Germany
Artificial Lighting

Architect: kadawittfeldarchitektur
Exhibition Design: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Images: Jan Bitter and Lichtvision

Located in a scenic park at the hillside of a vineyard close to the city center of Kassel, the new exhibition building blends gently into the landscape.  The building intensifies the characteristic atmosphere of this UNESCO-world heritage site by becoming a walkable sculpture and resonating the topography of the site. The purpose is to engage the visitors with the exhibition through giving space to intellectual and emotional nuances, reflecting the complexity of the German language and honoring their distinguished fairy tale collection of the Brothers Grimm. The lighting softly enhances the shape of the architecture and immerses the surrounding in a marvelous ambiance, all while echoing its inner structure and gently bringing the invaluable substance of Germany’s heritage to life.