Bündner Natur Museum, Chur
gasser, derungs Innenarchitekturen
At the Bündner Naturmuseum in Chur, the task was assigned of creating a new permanent exhibition on an area of 400 square metres, on the theme of biodiversity in the Alps. The gasser, derungs Innenarchitekturen dispensed with the classic museum furnishings, substituting instead a large pedestal made of indigenous woods in which viewing windows of different sizes were incorporated. Even on its own, this furnishing fixture succeeds in making the diversity of species perceptible to the senses. And this is even more impressively managed by features like the glass window measuring 4 metres in width, through which viewers can see no fewer than 3000 butterflies. With a view to enhanced visual display, this marks a break with the convention that the flora and fauna put on display should be sorted in terms of genus and species.