Austrian Standards Headquarters

Interactive exhibition commemorating 100 years of company history

The exhibition “100 years of Austrian Standard” in the Vienna company headquarters opened its doors with the company’s New Year’s reception and the presentation of the “Living Standards Award 2020” on January 23rd, 2020.

This interactive exhibition focusses on a full century of Austrian Standard’s corporate history and stages standards and rules that have facilitated the smooth flow of everyday life in Austria for generations.

Our partner Ars Electronica Solutions conceived and realized the compelling visual language pervading all four interactive installations, while Garamantis had the pleasure of providing the CMS and designing two of the exhibitions four installations.

In the company headquarters’ lobby, a central sculpture in the shape of an infinite triangle welcomes visitors. The triangle’s three legs represent the past, the present and the future. Each of them consists of a different material which symbolizes another important standard. Three networked multi-touch screens recessed into the legs of the triangle showcase these standards by means of interactive animated content and particle system simulations. Garamantis developed the “language” of the animated design as well as the multi-touch software.

The elevators are equipped with glazed screens that, corresponding to the elevator’s movement, display according standards and informative animations. The monitors react to the state the elevators are in (standstill, upwards/downwards movement) and augment the ride with animated footage.

The exhibition’s opening was a huge success, and future projects are already in planning.

Photos: Philipp Lipiarski

Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica

Project facts

  • Client: Ars Electronica Solutions
  • Context: Exhibition “100 Years of Austrian Standards”
  • Implementation time: 8 weeks
  • Finishing date: January 2020
  • Sculpture with three multi-touch screens
  • Glazed screens in elevators
  • Central content management system
100 years of corporate history of Austrian Standards
Lifts with glazed screens presenting standards and animated information
Central content management system of the exhibition as well as realisation of two installations
Ina Badics

Our collaboration with Garamantis on the interactive exhibition of 100 years of corporate history has been smooth and efficient as usual. Based on our concept, within no time several individualized installations, complete with central CMS, were realized, set-up, and rolled out in Vienna. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the entire Berlin team!

Ina Badics, project manager at Ars Electronica Solutions