To the Stage, Please!

architects Herbert Resch, Aysil Sari
project Zumtobel Light Forum, Dornbirn, Austria
written by Lilli Hollein


The Zumtobel Group with Lichtforum in Dornbirn has realized an exhibition space for its products, in which along the main actor – light – the visitor also becomes a protagonist.


There are stairs are here which provide a good staging. As if Robert Wilson has personally pushed the visitor onstage, the dramatically staged situation offers a chance for a glamorous performance, while in a subtle way a significant goal is achieved: perception is sharpened and sensitized. Inside the illuminated area, stairs descend to the large, central space of the Zumtobel Lichtforum which with its extended corpus fits in the existing hall.