Chaplin's World wins 2017 Iconic Award
Itten-Brechbühl has won the «Iconic Award» in the «Architecture» category with its «Chaplin's World» museum in Corsier-sur-Vevey VD. The park with the exhibition buildings was opened in 2016, and it enriches the museum landscape of Romandy with the addition of this very personal homage to the great artist.
Charles Chaplin spent the last 25 years of his life on a country estate in his chosen home of Corsier-sur-Vevey. The estate, supplemented by a new building termed «the studio», has been open to the public since 2016. The new 2-storey building designed by Itten-Brechbühl creates the carefully developed framework for the museum concept of Chaplin expert Yves Durand. The visitor sets off on a journey through Chaplin's film sets, constantly encountering the master himself in the form of a lifelike wax figure. A concept that is well received by the general public as evidenced by its outstanding scores on travel platforms.
Painstaking archaeological work was required for the refurbishment of the historical buildings with which Itten-Brechbühl was also entrusted. Most of the buildings were in very poor condition. Numerous samples were analysed and elaborately reconstructed to enable the materials used to be faithfully restored. Today these listed buildings have been restored to their former splendour and allow visitors to immerse themselves in Chaplin's everyday world.
Iconic Award Winner 2017 Category Architecture - Chaplin's World