Veech x Veech’s winning exhibition design used modular, reusable elements to create a space that stimulated children’s senses.
The ZOOM Children’s Museum, located in the MuseumsQuartier, encourages children to interact with or “zoom in on” the exhibits, using all their senses in order to learn in a creative way.
Asked to design an exhibition demonstrating the correlation between math and music, entitled “Klingende Zahlen”, Veech x Veech devised a flexible series of rhomboid, double-height, modular elements that could be used multiple times across three different exhibitions, instead of proposing a one-time solution.
The modular system occupied the 48-metre long museum space. Children could explore the exhibition through three zones on the ground floor, as well as through a second level that was accessible at one end via a 25-metre ramp and at the other end via stairs and a 10-metre-long slide.
The designers’ primary aim was to play with circulation routes, challenging the traditional linear path often used in exhibition-making by creating a much richer, multi-layered environment. Inside the modules on the ground level were various pockets of space in which interactive installations awaited discovery.
The design was subsequently re-assembled in different configurations and used for two further exhibitions, one about Europe and one devoted to archaeology.
- ZOOM Kindermuseum - MuseumsQuartier
- Vienna, Austria
- Design Team:
- Stuart A. Veech, Mascha Veech - Kosmatschof