German Maritime Museum Bremerhaven

von GROTE Ausstellungsgestaltung und Design / German Maritime Museum Bremerhaven
Presentation of original objects
Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum Bremerhaven
March 2017
1,500 sqm
Project text:

The German Maritime Museum Bremerhaven was given a completely new design as part of the necessary refurbishment work on the listed building originally designed by Hans Scharoun. In addition to a new scientific concept for all exhibition areas, the project also included the planned new building as well as an external storage depot. At the same time, around 8,000 square metres of exhibition space were to accommodate exhibits completely new to the space. The first phase of implementation ended with the opening of the Kogge-Halle in March 2017. The late medieval wreck of the Bremer cog is presented here together with its social, historical and economic context.

The new exhibition in the Kogge-Halle is founded on the presentation of strongly expressive artefacts and its approach looks at cultural, social and scientific history in equal measure. Participative and barrier-free access to all exhibition contents as well as a semi-permanent flexible concept mark the design approach to the new exhibition. The exhibited content is complemented by a media guide as well as interviews with experts and digital games.



Designing the permanent exhibition in the two existing buildings: scenography, graphic design, exhibition media, entrance area and museum shop.
Project by Iglhaut + von Grote