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Outdoor Projection At The Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum


For more than a hundred years the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum has presented non-European history, art and culture in North Rhine-Westphalia. As a public institution it encourages the understanding and tolerance in a society that is increasingly dominated by a multicultural coexistence.

The new building near the Neumarkt in Cologne was opened after eight years of construction in October 2010. The proximity to the inner city and the excellent public transport connection make the museum an attraction for an international audience. The huge Indonesian rice storage in the central foyer creates a new cultural emblem.

The main entrance is located on the north side of the new building, on a major thoroughfare. Information on current exhibitions and programs is projected with light onto the façade, using two graphic projectors - GL 1200 EL - from the German projection specialist Derksen Lichttechnik. The devices are mounted in front of the main entrance on a street lighting pole and project images at a height of ten meters onto the left and center wings of the building. Distortions resulting from the oblique angle of projection have been excluded in the preparation of the images, so that text and graphics are displayed in the correct aspect ratio.

The projection technology provides owners with two key advantages: first, messages can be placed without on-site changes to the facade, on the other hand, the motives can be changed easily and inexpensively.


Cäcilienstraße 29-33
50676 Cologne

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Schneider & Sendelbach, Brunswick

RheinEnergie AG, Cologne

Project Planning:
Gerhard Kleiker, RheinEnergie AG

Shapes Of Light


The red dot award 2010 was presented to the Hilti design team.
From the 6th of July until the 1st of August the Hilti design team presented a special exhibition in the Red dot design museum which is situated on the grounds of the worlds cultural inheritance Zeche Zollverein in Essen. The exhibition featured their prize crowned product under the title, ''Designed for use. Not for museums,'' in an ambience that was cleverly produced using a building site theme.

The site workers were projected into the scenery using graphic light projection techniques. On top of that a multi lingual commentary on Hilti tools was displayed. The silhouettes of the workers and the text were projected onto the concrete walls with three powerful Derksen GL 1200 projection systems. Each system is equipped with a gobo magazine which can change its own gobo during its running cycle thereby projecting three different motifs.

The parallax equalization makes the difference.
A particular challenge to the realisation of the exhibition was to eliminate perspective blurring of the images through a so called "parallax equalization". Using a new calculation method and correcture of the motif it was possible for the Derksen team to make the perspective blurring effect almost invisible. 


red dot design museum
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen | Germany

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Exhibition Concept and Implementation:
Triad Berlin Projektgesellschaft mbH
Marburger Straße 3
10789 Berlin | Germany

Product Design:

Projecting a logo at the Pixum headquarters


Pixum ( is one of Europe's most celebrated and professional online photo services and photo book providers. The successful company uses a 60-watt LED projector from Derksen to showcase the company logo in the foyer of the new office building in Cologne.

The device is installed at an almost invisible position under the ceiling near the entrance. Using a deflection mirror, it projects the coloured Pixum logo onto the floor. Thanks to LED technology and the use of a glass gobo, the system requires very little maintenance, consumes only small amounts of energy and has an expected life of 30,000 operating hours.


Pixum/Diginet GmbH Co. KG
Industriestraße 161
50999 Cologne | Germany


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