Completed: PANEUM - Wunderkammer des Brotes

  • Venue:PANEUM - Wunderkammer des Brotes, Asten, Austria
  • Time:05/10/2017

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU completes the PANEUM – Wunderkammer des Brotes (Asten, Austria, 2014-2017), Customer Information Center and Event Forum with adjoining Contemporary Wunderkammer – the first wooden building in free form.

The PANEUM with its “Wunderkammer des Brotes” is the first institution in Austria to take on the topic of bread. It celebrates bread and brings its history to life through the exhibition of 1200 objects from 9000 years. At the same time, the PANEUM is a place where the future of bread can be discussed, researched and contemplated.

The rectangular base building forms the foundation of the PANEUM and contains the customer information center and event forum for up to 120 guests. The adjoining “Wunderkammer des Brotes” is a two storey free form exhibition area floating on top. The “Wunderkammer des Brotes” is designed as a contemporary Wunderkammer in which the objects are flowing on the walls, hanging from the ceiling and hanging in the eye of the atrium, as in a differentiated crystal chandelier.

The opening of the PANEUM – Wunderkammer des Brotes was grandiosely celebrated on October 5 in Asten, Austria. The ceremony was attended by high officials and a great number of interested visitors. 

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Asten, October 4-5, 2017 - Mr. Peter Augendopler (backaldrin) and Mr. Wolf D. Prix of
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU present the
PANEUM - Wunderkammer des Brotes

For Mr. Wolf D. Prix the form of the building is “a cloud ship”. The idea came to him in conversation with the client:

“His passionate portrayal reminded me of a type of Noah’s Ark, intended to save valuable objects for another world”.