Villum Window Collection, a unique new window museum in Søborg, Denmark, has chosen the Supernova Blade screen to help enrich its permanent exhibition.
Housed in a large, well-lit space, the museum’s challenge was to find a screen that could successfully project its historical videos without squandering the ambient light.
Merging history with design
Officially opened in April, the objective of the museum is to take visitors on an exploration of window development and its place in architectural history. The collection features more than 300 windows, of all shapes, materials and sizes, dating all the way back to 1600.
The architects’ challenge
The exhibition is housed in a very large, open, single-floor building featuring a slanted glass roof that allows for enormous amounts of natural light. This creates a very pleasant atmosphere and a fantastic venue for viewing art and artefacts, but created a challenge for architects at Rosan Bosch, designers of the exhibition. They needed to find a front projection screen that could properly present the animations and videos they had prepared for the exhibition, without having to create artificially dark spaces.
The architect, Michael Hansen at Solutors, providers of communication solutions, recommended the dnp Supernova Blade.
Hansen said: "An ordinary flat screen was not big enough for their needs.
"So there really was no other option than dnp’s optical Supernova screen. No other front-projection screen can attain the image quality they needed in such a brightly lit environment."
A perfect solution
VKR Holding architect MAA Dorthe Bech-Nielsen said: "The Supernova Blade was the perfect solution for us.
"It’s every architect’s dream to be able to work with such a great, well-lit space, and the historical videos were an irreplaceable part of the museum’s story. The exhibition would not have hit its mark without the dnp Supernova Blade."
Facts about this installation:
- Customer: VKR Holding
- Installer: Solutors Copenhagen, Denmark
- Screen: 120in dnp Supernova Blade, 16:9, with 23-23 screen material
- Projectors: Panasonic PT-EW730ZEJ
Image: dnp Supernova Blade in the Villum Window Collection, Denmark. Photo: courtesy of dnp denmark.