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.