FX Awards 2017: The Winners

Museum or Exhibition Space

by Tinker Imagineers

TIRPITZPhoto Credit: Mike Bink Photography

Sponsored by Nora

TIRPITZ transforms and expands a Second World War bunker into a museum complex on the west coast of Denmark, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (architecture) and Tinker Imagineers (exhibition design).

A central courtyard leads to underground galleries and then into the historic bunker, which grounds the tale of an impressive war machine; there’s a gallery that transforms into a 4D theatre every hour, and the audio-visual theatre takes visitors on a journey through time and space.

Visitors enter concrete bunkers and encounter the personal spaces and stories of the Danes and Germans who worked and lived around the Atlantikwall. The museum incorporates changing colours, sounds and temperatures to create playful exhibitions and a world-class attraction that serves as a gateway to the remarkable landscape of the region.

The judges said:

‘Weaving an intriguing set of experiences into the raw concrete spaces that reference their military history without becoming overly oppresive makes for a design that I can see children thoroughly enjoying. The strength of the Tinker design and concept is more than a match for the power of its architectural and landscape setting’

Finalists & judges' comments

National Army Museum by BDP
‘Well-thought-out approach to presenting the history of the British Army; looks engaging and easy to navigate’

La Cité du Vin Permanent Exhibition by Casson Mann
‘Accessible, fun and clever exhibition design of a subject usually associated with experts’

Victoria Harbor Temporary Reception Center by Daosheng Design
‘Striking use of shape and materials’

Lino Tagliapietra Glass Studio by Graham Baba Architects
‘Simple but effective gallery space whose lighting shows off the glassware to great effect’

Digital Ornithology by Jason Bruges Studio
‘An elegant combination of digital and physical experience with a lightness of touch’

Yaokai Anluan Court and Exhibiton Center by Panshine Interior Design
‘Medium and message is strongly architectural’

Meet You At The Water cooler by Studio O+A
‘Immediately engaging, wonderfully witty’

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