12/12/11

Topography of Terror, Berlin

Topography of Terror museum design, Berlin




Of all the museums I've visited, my favourite so far is the Topography of Terror in Berlin. I love exploring museum exhibit design and seeing how they are set up with regards to images, typography, way finding and info graphics and how these elements are used to convey the varied, and often complicated, information.

(side note, my absolute dream job would be to design exhibits for museums and galleries. if you have any idea about how to go about landing this job, please let me know!)

Located next to one of the last remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, the Topography of Terror museum exhibits important details of the Nazi reign of terror and acts as a moving memorial for its victims. Along with its sombre historic significance, the design of the exhibit was one of the most impressive I've seen. The modern black/grey/orange colour palette, the suspended panels to partition and guide visitors, and the clean grid organization were perfect for the content, which is of course the most important function of the design.

It felt against the spirit of the place to be taking a ton of photos, and these definitely don't do it justice, but if you ever have the chance to visit Topography of Terror in Berlin please go see this beautiful and moving museum.

Topography of Terror museum design, Berlin

Topography of Terror museum design, Berlin

Topography of Terror museum design, Berlin

Topography of Terror museum design, Berlin

Topography of Terror museum design, Berlin

Topography of Terror museum design, Berlin

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