The motives, especially details of automobiles, were printed directly on to the laminated sheet glass using the OKACOLOR printing process from OKALUX. The printed photographic motives act as a filter allowing enough daylight into the museum while at the same time serving as a screen towards the courtyard. The printed motives concentrate the visitor’s attention on the interior – thus creating a contained exhibition atmosphere with a direct reference to the exhibits and the explanations. The almost 84 m² of window area that were printed in total effectively show what is possible with the brilliant digital printing process from OKALUX – free choice of motives and colours are possible as are pin sharp and exact replications of the template.
The window areas of the two-pane insulated glazing are framed by fields of walls painted with a coating mixed with graphite powder from the Bavarian Forest. This gives the entire interior a peaceful atmosphere which allows the illuminated information showcases and, especially the Maybach automobiles, to come into their own.
The unobtrusive architecture is the perfect backdrop for the exhibits in the illuminated show cases and the window areas of the museum. The architects used printed instead of ordinary glass. This not only gives the museum spots of light but exciting exhibition areas at the same time. Much as the painted church windows of the Middle Ages often served as mediums of information, the glass in Neumarkt supports the information within the exhibition. The motives, especially details of automobiles,...
- Year 2008
- Status Completed works
- Type Museums