Visitors to CERN are offered a new attraction. From 1st July, the “Universe of Particles” exhibition will provide a look into the scientific work of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) not far from Geneva, Switzerland. The interactive exhibition, designed by ATELIER BRÜCKNER, transports the visitor through the micro- and macrocosm.
In the “Globe of Science and Innovation” visitors are given an understanding of this complex scientific field. Below the 27 metre high dome of the wooden pavilion spherical kiosks and display cases combine to give a content-generated room narrative. They provide a wealth of information and opportunities for interaction, arranged according to target groups and subject-matter. The highlight of this free-flow exhibition is a dynamic spatial experience that has been staged with multimedia allowing visitors to experience the Big Bang as a phenomenon. The exhibition space itself, covering 450 square metres, becomes an exhibit using film, sound and light choreography.
At CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) the top physicists in the world conduct research into the very fundamentals of our existence. The research centre attracted international attention as recently as April this year, when the first particle collisions were successfully concluded in the particle accelerator, which is built about 100 metres underground circling a distance of 27 kilometres. The exhibition places the real-time particle collision at the centre of the room narrative, around the edges of which media are grouped, shedding light on this world of science.
Architect:Atelier Brückner, Stuttgart, Germany, www.atelier-brueckner.com
Client: CERN, www.cern.ch
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Area: 450 sq m