Modulorbeat is renowned for its temporary structures, but none are as gilded as Golden Glory in Münster, Germany. Part of an art exhibition entitled "Golden Glory. Medieval Treasury Art in Westphalia” developed by the Westfalen-Lippe Regional Council, the 120-square-foot pavilion was designed with help from students at the Muenster School of Architecture as a workshop that accommodates roughly 30 people. The exhibition will be on show until 28 May, 2012.
Showcasing golden works from the bicycle capital of Germany’s late medieval era, the exhibition space at Münster Domplatz (cathedral square) was cramped and easy to miss, so the small pavilion acts as a spillover. Also important to the overall goal for the exhibition was a demonstration of how gold artifacts are made, which combined with an information point is the principal function of the temporary star-shaped pavilion.
Of course, we couldn’t promote a structure covered in real gold as a green project, but not to worry: the material for the golden facade comes from KME in Osnabrück and is composed of copper alloy that is durable, long-lasting and easily re-used for future projects. We love temporary urban structures, and nobody makes them quite like this young German firm.
images via Christian Richters