Type: Cultural - Museum Location: Bolzano, Italy Size: 20,000 SF Status: Concept Design
Copper sculptures containing the life & history of a 5,000-year-old mummy.
In 1991, two German hikers in the Italian Alps found what would be the oldest & most naturally preserved mummy in history. Unlocked by a melting glacier, Otzi - along with a collection of personal objects scattered in the landscape - offered a detailed look into the life of the ancient human. Materials & techniques used in the creation of his tools are translated into the design of a museum in Bolzano: a series of architectural artifacts embedded within a historical building provide a new home for Otzi and his belongings.