J. Mayer H. architects
Here, children and adults gain knowledge through games and learn
about the forces of nature, the world of science, and new
The two new additions to the park, the Cumulus exhibition building (curiosity center) and a cafeteria (food factory), extends the park into the winter months by enclosing spaces for exhibitions and scientific experiments.
The Cumulus exhibition building's cloud-like roofscape, thus the name, is repeated in the cafeteria building.
Communicating between ground and sky, the Danfoss Project can be seen as landscape formations./Juergen Mayer H.
The new buildings, with their metallic facades and tar roofs, rise up from the ground and provide spaces which articulate the fusion of outdoor landscape and indoor exhibition. This active ground modulates according to program and location in the park.
The Cumulus opening exhibition "Bitland" offer visitors of all
ages the chance to use, try and test the digital technology we use
every day. Interaction is visualized via two large projection
walls. A pair of Vista Systems Spyders control four Panasonic
projectors and permit edge blending of imagery.
When you enter "Bitland" you also enter a digital world. Here
you can use your ticket as a digital carrier bag. Everything you
create at the exhibition will be stored as digital codes - so you
can take it with you an see it again when you get home.
In different places in the exhibition you can create your own sounds, images or animations and save them on your ticket. You may record a sound or an image in one place which you use to make exciting things in other places at the exhibition. After your visit you can go to Danfoss Universe and save all of your stuff to your own computer by entering the number on your ticket.
The park features inspiring technology, exciting machines and
fun activities based on refrigeration, heat and movement -
Danfoss's core competencies.
The very first building in the park, that opened in May 2005, was a giant blue cube with water running down the exterior walls and an artificial geyser in the center. The cube was the Icelandic Pavilion at the Hannover 2000 World Fair.
Facts about Cumulus
Cumulus (curiosity center):
Cafeteria: 500 m2
J. Mayer H. Architects
Juergen Mayer H
Architect on Site:
Hallen & Nordby
Last updated: December 19, 2013
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