“The ambition of the Copenhagen Panorama is to create a poetic as well as a rational image of Copenhagen. The exhibition, which is staged in a space where light and sound subtly change, precise statistics and data of the city’s development are presented as well as transport, lifestyle and habits of the Copenhageners. The materiality of the design reflects the city’s volatility but also the stability and weight that history and the city itself manifests.”
Exhibition Architect Johan Carlsson, JAC studios.
As part of the permanent exhibition at the new Museum of Copenhagen JAC studios has designed a poetic multimedia model of the city. The Copenhagen Panorama is a poetic universe that talks to all the senses. A universe where the city’s heartbeat and life un-folds through laser projections, light, and animations, as well as through a dynamic sound image of a day’s 24 hours activities in Copenhagen. Surrounded by the city’s panoramic horizon, visitors can gather around the elaborate elliptical model of the Copenhagen city central 2020.
The model allows for exploration and an element of surprise of the unknown as well as opportunities to recognise the buildings and city squares that make Copenhagen the Copenhagen we know. With the use of an interactive interface, specific attractions can be activated to guide the ones, who know the city, or the ones who are visiting to orientate when they walk out to explore outside the museum.
The model of Copenhagen is accompanied by the installation, “The City Data”, a large digital wall designed by JAC studios and Dark Matters where visitors can follow the varying activities throughout 24 hours span of a day in Copenhagen. Additionally, an extension of the Copenhagen Panorama, a new film, ‘Copenhagen’ is shown alongside the model. The film is about the people, places, and myths in Copenhagen, and in a layered narrative, it tells the stories of the city and its development.
Exhibition Concept and Design
Fortheloveoflight, Nikolaj Birkelund
Text & Graphics
The Copenhagen Film
Director Bjarke Underbjerg/ Bacon
Nielsen & Kromann
Programming and Interface
No Parking Productions
Interior Fixtures, Joinery and Fittings
JAC studios, Jensen PicturesPress Kit