Vienna Technical Museum
The architectural studio heri&salli was commissioned by the Vienna Technical Museum on the occasion of the exposition “The future of the city” to redesign parts of the permanent collection regarding the areas everyday life and exhibition.
With the aim of experiencing different dimensions and scales, like airplanes, cable cars and locomotives inside a building, we suggest beam-like showcases made of steel, that are positioned in a dependent, but seemingly free arrangement.
Thereby the exhibition room is in its entirety organised and possible ways, topics and fields of activity are offered. The visitor is situated in a fragmentary puzzle of elements-on the one hand spatial-inside the beams- on the other hand in a textual dependence to the objects.
We think of the beams as available “containers” that can be filled consequently with different contents but also functions-showcases, furniture, screens, listening stations, room dividers, light fittings or technical areas.
Different tasks are coped with, at the same time a uniform appearance is created.
Deliberately we create a certain archaic base from which we can look forward into the future, the future of the city .....the future of everyday life.