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Schoeningen, Germany
Artificial Lighting

Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Images: palaeon GmbH, id3d Berlin, Lichtvision

The Paläon in Schöningen was built in honor of the discovery of the oldest hunting weapons on human record. The predominant color of the exhibition interiors is white contrasting by the use of strong color accents in the foyer. The concept for the building is a nod to layered earth and implemented as a graphic element. Spatial axes are established through the use of homogenous light which continues through the space and into the building’s exterior. The graphic nature of the light line is complemented by functional downlights and directional luminaires which clarify interplays of textures and colors.

IES Section Award 2014