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Temporary workshop clad in gold
von | 6/1/2012

A pavilion now stands on Domplatz in Münster. Its golden façade gleams marvelously between the museum and the Domkammer – where it functions as a temporary workshop supplementing the exhibition “Golden Splendor – Medieval Treasury Art in Westphalia” that the LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte is hosting through May 28 in collaboration with the See of Münster and the Wilhelms University.

Under the careful direction of architects Marc Günnewig and Jan Kapshoff, the pavilion was planned by the designers at Modulorbeat and the Münster School of Architecture (msa). The choice of TECU®Gold by industrial group KME as the façade material mirrors the theme of the exhibition. The corrugated profile of the walls was specially manufactured by the company MN Metallverarbeitung based in Neustadt in North Germany. It is easy to process, weather-resistant and can be completely recycled. All in all, 145 square meters of TECU®Gold were used for the pavilion’s facade.

The interior of the star-shaped building is clad in bright pine that, like the outer skin, will bear visible signs of use by the time the pavilion is taken down again in June.

The view through the floor-to-ceiling windows is of the worktops, where up to 30 participants find out all about working with gold, silver and gems as well as learning the ins and outs of book illustration and glass painting.

There are discussions on the pavilion being used permanently for schooling purposes at another location after the end of the exhibition.

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The temporary pavilion boasts a façade made of corrugated TECU®Gold profiles made by the KME Group, photo © KME
The golden pavilion stands between the LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte and Münster’s Domkammer, photo © KME
View of the worktops – through the floor-to-ceiling windows, photo © KME
At the worktops, up to 30 participants can experiment with gold, silver and gems, photo © KME
The pavilion’s rooms are clad on the inside in pinewood, photo © KME
The golden pavilion is a temporary workshop. It supplements the exhibition on “Golden Splendor – Medieval Treasury Art in Westphalia” in Münster, photo © KME
View of the star-shaped pavilion, photo © KME
The temporary workshop was planned by Modulorbeat and the Münster School of Architecture (msa), photo © KME
The pavilion will be taken down after the end of the show, photo © KME
Characteristic signs of usage: natural oxidation means the façade will morph from bright yellow to golden brown, photo © KME
The black lacquered worktop lamps form a striking contrast to the bright wooden surfaces in the interior, photo © KME

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