Gibson International has won an international design competition to create a world first multimedia installation for the Museum of Copenhagen.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Museum of Copenhagen on this project and to have won the contract over such intense international competition,” Allan Smith, Projects Director says. “We have brought together a highly skilled team for this job and are looking forward to using this ground breaking technology to create a very memorable attraction.”
The Gibson design draws on the team’s experience with other user generated content projects like the award winning Our Space for Te Papa, and was created in partnership with avant-garde Danish graphic media company Spild af Tid and Wellington designer Jerry Hewitt.
The installation will coincide with archaeological excavations for a new City Ring metro line, which will be the largest urban archaeological dig ever undertaken in Northern Europe. As the institution responsible for interpreting the excavation findings, the Museum of Copenhagen is turning the investigations into a high profile, highly visible attraction. In key inner city locations the excavations will be flanked by a large outdoor interactive multi-media Wall called V?ggen (pronounced Vay-ggen).
The Gibson design for V?ggen will create a spectacular wall of large format multi-touch screens which will enable the public to explore the findings of the archaeologists. Visitors will be able to link these findings with the vast historic collections of the museum and to create their own personalised pathways of history and community.
The technology features banks of ultra bright, high definition plasma screens each 2.3 metres wide, with an entirely new multi-touch interface that allows a number of users to work collaboratively on the same screen in broad daylight.
The project is due to open in Copenhagen early April 2010.