SMAC Museum Chemnitz
Anyone who considers archaeology to be a dusty science will be quickly taught otherwise in the new State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz – SMAC for short. Around 300,000 years of human history are presented by the Stuttgart Brueckner Studio in exciting and sometimes spectacularly-staged theme worlds. Rosskopf + Partner was responsible for the production and assembly of modern installations made from effectively-illuminated solid surface material and polycarbonate.
Room-high, craggy edged "ice sheets" made of white solid surface material encompass the glacier room and create an authentic Ice Age ambience. An atmospheric LED lighting of the "ice mantel" provides cool-bluish light while you visit the Ice Age. A beamer projects glacial panoramas onto an ice plate; others screen-print information on temperature fluctuations during cold periods. The Swiss company NUESSLI was entrusted with the entire exhibition and showcase construction of the museum, which in turn brought Rosskopf + Partner on board as a processing specialist for solid surface material. In accordance with the CAD plans provided by 5D Engineering in Dresden, Rosskopf + Partner produced the different-shaped solid surface panels for the glacier area at the Hennersdorf facility with state-of-the-art CNC machines.
Another highlight is the monastery library of the exhibition. Alternating historical writings from the chronicles and the Bible are projected onto the surrounding walls.
Customer: State Museum for Archeology Chemnitz
Design: Nüssli AG, 5D Engineering GmbH
Photo: László Farkas