Refurbishment measures to stock often mean unexpected challenges for planners and workers. The substrate in the district court of Neu-Ulm was extremely uneven, and limited the load-bearing capacity and structure height. As a solution for a fast, easy floor construction, a novel system of coordinated installation materials from UZIN was used, which allowed the uneven areas to be smoothed out with no transitions, by up to 300 mm.
It’s the oldest representational depiction of humanity - the 40,000-year-old “Venus vom Hohle Fels”. Together with other works of art and musical instruments from the Upper Palaeolithic era, it found a home near its site of discovery on the southern edge of the Swabian Jura, at the Urgeschichtliches Museum Blaubeuren (urmu). The 580-year-old hospital building has now been redesigned to show off these spectacular, one-of-a-kind testaments to culture. Art from the Ice Age is presented in ten divided, themed rooms, each individually designed as different worlds of colour and space. Walls and floors are coordinated with the installation, and are part of the exhibition concept.
On 22 September this year the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam will reopen with a festive ceremony. This will complete the first part of the historic building's renovation, and the new building will also be completed.
With his artwork “The Wasteland,” Spanish artist Juan Muñoz created an inlaid piece for the floor, variations of which have been displayed in many large museums around in the world since 1987. The resilient floor tiles for the Museum of Art Lucerne were specially flown in from Madrid, temporarily installed, and then returned intact for their next use after the exhibition was over.