The permanent exhibition Masterpieces in the zoological museum of Zurich stages a collection of spectacular archaeological finds as works of art of nature. Precious as crown jewels, the fossils are presented in showcases. Each fossil is unique and therefore each is individually illuminated. The choice and coordination of light direction, light color and brightness value make microscopic structures and shimmering surfaces visible.The architecture of this treasure chamber leads back in time and in space to the inside, where hidden objects are allowed to step into the spotlight after millions of years. The indirect room lighting, strictly careful not to come to the fore, makes the value of the colors and materials used in the interior discreetly visible and sensually tangible. The color nuances and shadows run harmoniously and condense into an intense spatial experience.
Masterpieces, zoological museum Zurich
Architecture: Zach und Zünd Architekten, Andreas Winzeler, Stephan Rist und Gundula Zach
Projct manager museum: Dennis Hansen, Paquita Hoeck, Lukas Keller
Scenography: Christian M. Horisberger
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