Historic half-timbered structure fitted expertly with track system
The project’s exhibition designers, mgp ErlebnisRaumDesign, engaged lighting design office Inlux to develop a scenographic lighting concept tailored to set the right ambience for the experience. An ERCO track system was installed in the listed half-timbered structure and fitted with Pollux and Optec spotlights with a DALI control system. Staged with dramatic effects of light and dark contrasts, the visitor’s attention is guided from one exhibit to the next, whilst the specially developed ERCO LED photometric solutions create an interplay of light and shadow designed to emphasise specific structural features of the historic building, such as the illuminated roof structure with its resident imp. “By giving detailed and careful thought to the track system and its position in the old section of the Gymnicher Mühle we have created an infrastructure that allows the illumination to change with any rearrangement of exhibits,” concludes Florian Reißmann of Inlux. As an eye-catching feature, the magic shine of a light wave, made of wires that appear to be self-illuminating, runs through several rooms like a rivulet, and is channelled to cascade down the exhibited mill wheel and along the river water body, before it weaves through the building’s timber frame.