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scenography tirpitz honoured with international design and communication award


During the 19th edition of the Communicating the Museum conference the exhibition design of Tinker imagineers for the Danish museum TIRPITZ has received the International Design and Communication Award, in the category Best Scenography for a Permanent Collection. The prestigious IDCA Awards honours creative excellence in design and communication within the museum and art sector.

“Working with Tinker imagineers on the Tirpitz exhibitions has been a privilege and we are thrilled with the results. Winning the IDCA Award is a great honour and to us a proof of the value of an excellent idea, great skills and good cooperation,” says Claus Kjeld Jensen, Director of Varde Museum / Tirpitz. 

Rhythms of nature
TIRPITZ transforms and expands a German WWII bunker into a museum complex compromising four exhibitions, seamlessly embedded into the protected shorelands of Blåvand in western Denmark. Tinker imagineers enhanced the strong connection of the architecture of Bjarke Ingels Group with the sturdy countryside. Visitors experience a scenic journey through time and space of West Jutland that comes to life following the rhythms of nature.

The visitor experience is already a great success. The museum has welcomed over 170.000 people in nearly 4,5 months after it’s grand opening. The scenography is also nominated for the 2017 FX International Interior Design Awards (UK), category Museum Or Exhibition Space, organized by FX Magazine. Winners will be announced at 29th November in London.

IDCA Awards
The International Design and Communication Awards (IDCA) are created in 2007 to champion the best communication, design and branding strategies across the cultural sector that so often went unrecognized. The awards encourage devising original and inventive ways to communicate the values of art and culture. Winners are chosen in 6 different categories, based on a result of discussions and deliberations by a jury of experts and professionals highly recognized in their fields.

Tinker and TIRPITZ share the Golden IDCA Award with Ralf Appelbaum Associates for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, USA. Other finalist were The White Museum by Gallagher & Associates, USA (winner Silver), and Our Stories by the National Gallery of Canada (winner Bronze).