The FIFA World Football Museum is located in the "Haus zur Enge" in Zurich, where it opened up in February 2016 after finishing structural alteration works. On three different floors, you can learn how the international football evolved and inspired people all over the world. Football enthusiasts can join exhibitions, workshops, and events.
During the planning and reconstruction phase, we supported our client THEMATA (Potsdam) with a visitor flow simulation and a capacity optimization of the new museum of sports. Therefore, THEMATA and TRIAD (Berlin) provided the required input information for the simulation.
The simulation generated a clear picture of the spatiotemporal connection between the three public floors, the shows, and the DIY-area.
The main intention of the museum´s operator was to establish a place, where visitors are able to enjoy their informative visit without spending most of the time waiting in line for the main attractions. accu:rate's aim was to spot possible bottlenecks during the planning phase. On the one hand, we checked the exhibition´s capacity for the supposed length of the visitors' stay and on the other hand the number of total visitors in the museum. With this approach we were able to provide information to the museum that enabled them to avoid possible issues during the planning phase.
Image Source: "Galaxy of Balls", Copyright FIFA World Football Museum