Monument to Otzi

Type:         Cultural - Museum
Location:   Bolzano, Italy
Size:          20,000 SF
Status:       Concept Design by Robert Becker

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.

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