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Prince Pueckler's World

Visitor centre and permanent exhibition - Cottbus
Invited Competition - First Prize

A competition winning design for the entrance area to Branitz Park and Castle comprising a visitor centre and permanent exhibition located in historical stable buildings. The brief included planning a temporary event space within the permanent exhibition. The concept comprises mobile pavilions with folding and sliding planes inspired by Prince Hermann von Pueckler-Muskau’s travels and his landscape architecture.
The exhibition is structured around five themed areas and uses a variety of media installations to give visitors an insight into the life and work of Prince Pueckler.

The focal point of the exhibition is the multi-channel video installation “The Garden of Memories”, which brings the metaphysical world of Prince Pueckler and his landscape architecture to life. Four synchronised screens present the beauty of the park throughout the year within the structure of an ideal walk from east to west.
Project information
Client: Foundation Prince Pueckler Museum, Park and Castle Branitz
Opening: July 2006
Services rendered: Concept, interior design, exhibition architecture, media design, media production, interactive design, graphic design, lighting design
Area: 1500 qm
Project Period: December 2003 to June 2006
Concept & Supervision: Tom Duncan, Noel McCauley
Competition: Karla Pils, Julia Voormann
Design Development & Site Supervision: Stefan Blaas
Design Assistants: Christian Sommer, Oliver Klitsch, Thomas Sommerick
Research & Exhibition Script: Frederike von Königswald
Graphic Design: Annette Holik
Exhibition Text Editor: Lojang Soenario
Illustrations: Joe Neave
Lighting and Media Design: Tom Duncan, Noel McCauley