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K+ cafe

    

A multifunctional space for the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum in Krefeld, Germany / 2O22


More than a museum café, K+ is a permanent multifunctional space serving as an exhibition space, a conference room and a bar. Several sub-spaces and specifically designed pieces of furniture enable ongoing different configurations. The visitor is activated not only by this spacial versatility but also by trompe l’oeil effects such as with the paravents and the bench which seem to be made of marble and concrete. In reality they are padded structures, upholstered with digitally printed textiles. They serve as highly efficient sound absorbers, making a significant contribution to the acoustically comfortable atmosphere.
Many of the designs for the space pick up on details from the museum’s history. Thus, with the printed carpet, which "transports" the parquet flooring of Mies van der Rohe’s Haus Lange and Haus Esters to the old museum in the city center. Mirrors were inserted into the room’s historic ceiling, visually enlarging the space and turning it on its head.
Continuing the idea of a dynamic place outdoors, in the inner courtyard, a large wooden platform invites visitors to linger in the sun and also serves as a stage for performances, panel discussions, and workshops with various protagonists.


Commissioned by:
Kunstmuseen Krefeld

Photos:
Dirk Rose: 1,3,4,6
Simon Vogel: 2,5,7

K+ cafe
K+ cafe
K+ cafe
K+ cafe
K+ cafe
K+ cafe
K+ cafe

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