across ramps, banks, slopes and valleys. He wanders through rooms bathed in daylight with bright ceilings creating a kind of “sky light”, and through dark, nocturnal scenes.
The light emphasises the feeling of entering the building like a landscape, across slopes, ramps, curved paths, undulating scenery. Sunlight alternates with diffuse, soft light from the sky or evening light.
UN-Studio designed logic surfaces for the New Mercedes Benz Museum. The shiny materials of the metal facade are taken into the outer rooms that receive natural daylight, and are continued within the building as shiny, varnished floors that fade into the walls and ceilings. Brilliant light reflexes in bright surroundings occur on the exhibited vehicles. Contrasting this, similar to bi-metal, the “rear sides” of these surfaces are matte, rough surfaces. They virtually make the space disappear to let the exhibits shine. Light is precisely directed and staged.
Architect: UN Studio, Amsterdam
Lighting Desig: Ulrike Brandi Licht