The former Jahn Gymnasium definitely is the perfect location for the new »Civil Museum« in Wolfenbüttel. The building, originally designed as an indoor riding school, has been connected to the people of Wolfenbüttel by the ever changing history of its usage for many years. O.M. Architects and gewerkdesign have now transformed it into a multifunctional event und exhibition venue. The design connects the city’s urban spaces and citizens. It is centered around a two storey steel stage, which gives structure to the exhibition hall and enhances its historical elements. A surrounding panoramic wall echoes the typical timber framing style of Wolfenbüttel and links the location to the exhibition’s narrative. The modular furniture and display system easily adapts to the requirements of an exhibition location. And more importantly, it supports the museum in its complex task to serve as the city’s memory. This adaptability is also a clue for the museum’s exhibition concept: The people of Wolfenbüttel can loan out items to the museum, thus telling their own story and actively shaping the exhibition themselves. This »living archive« is the backbone of the museum and features a most contemporary form of participation. Opening May 11th 2017.
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