- Museum lighting / Heritage lighting -

Burg Vischering

Project type: Museum Lighting, temporary and permanent exhibition
Realised: 2018 / Lüdinghausen
Project size: 1200 sqm
Client: Kreis Coesfeld
Architects and designers:
DuncanMcCauley & Polyform; Pfeiffer-Ellermann-Preckel Architekten
Philipp Oberkircher and Studio De Schutter


Burg Vischering is one of the oldest and best preserved castles in Münsterland, Germany. The castle was built in the second half of the 13th Century and became the seat of the Droste zu Vischering Family.

In February 2018, after a year and a half of refurbishment and renovation, Burg Vischering once again opened its doors. The overall concept of the exhibition designer, Duncan McCauley was to show the castle as the main exhibit. Together, we designed the lighting for both the permanent and the temporary exhibition.

Our aim was to create lighting that is only experienced through atmosphere and not through visible lighting fixtures. The many custom-made fixtures combine the newest technology whilst blending in into the historical architecture. This is with the exception of the Knight’s Hall, where the chandeliers are eye-catching and are part of the dynamic lighting that tell the story of the festivities that took place in this magnificent space.


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