The newly renovated Museum of Copenhagen is open for business in Stormgade. BRIQ is responsible for the spatial design of the shop and café in this new location. The goal was to create a seamless design, making the transition from room to room as smooth as possible, featuring the architectural details already existing in the historical building.
Recent studies show that 1/10 Danish museum visitors don’t actually visit the exhibition – they come to check out the surroundings, browse in the shop or have coffee in the café. We brought those studies into our design process with the intention of creating an inviting space that would appeal to museum visitors as well as remote workers, friends shopping for Christmas presents, or coffee sippers. In addition to the café and shop, we also designed the cloakroom in the basement. With many guests passing through, the task was to design a space with a perfect balance of functionality and aesthetics. A balance that to us is the key to creating great museums, retail and user experiences in general.