tirpitz museum denmark

varde museerne


Along the westcoast of Denmark, architectural agency BIG has built an impressive museum hidden in the dune landscape, which counters a WWII bunker of the Atlantikwall. Tinker was commissioned to design and produce the scenography. The design of the four exhibitions is based on the rhythm of the building and the surrounding nature, creating a journey through the space and time of West Jutland. Every room has its own rhythm, beating in sync with its storyline: high and low tide, night and day, good and bad, hot and cold, the passing of time. West Coast Stories, the room that focuses on 100.000 years of local history, is turned into a night-time 4D theatre once an hour. 

In the unruly bunker landscape of Army of Concrete, visitors get to discover the story of how the Atlantikwall came about in West Jutland through personal stories. A little further down, you walk into the enchanting steel forest of Gold of the West Coast. Along with its changing colours and sounds, the atmosphere of the rooms alternates between warm and cold: references to the history of amber. The historic Tirpitz bunker grounds the tale of an impressive war machine. In the dark visitors can play with light and activate shadow plays that reveal how the bunker should have functioned.

  • client varde museerne
  • year 2017
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  • design, av & multimedia tinker imagineers
  • architecture big architects
  • production decor and av hardware kloosterboer decor
  • light design tinker, kloosterboer, vos & wolf
  • sound design most, rockfish studio, jacob van de water
  • animations, lucidpixel, mud ontwerp, robert zwamborn
  • photography mike bink, colin john seymour, rasmus hjortshoj