Doha Tents Exhibition

There are two ways to illuminate an exhibition. One is a dark museum in which exhibits are accentuated the by spotlights. The room itself is not seen. Our brain automatically starts to imagine a surrounding – emotions and fantasies are triggered. A bright museum on the other hand puts exhibits in relation to space and to each other. Our rational and analytic side of the brain is activated. As the curator’s concept searches for abstraction, clearness and non-pseudo-reality we decided to use a bright lighting concept.
Visitors walk through an abstract landscape within an 80 cm elevated horizon along the exterior walls. A backlit foil shows a softly changing light in pastel and white light colours referring to different day times in the desert. The display of the exhibition profits of a generous wide gesture, the walls are no restrictions, the space seems to be endless.

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects London
Lighting Design: Ulrike Brandi Licht