Bolidt Innovation Center
Kossmann.dejong designed the concept and interior of an innovation center for family business Bolidt, a multinational specialized in cast floors and synthetic applications. The new innovation center is a complete redefinition of the concept ‘showroom’, where the visitor becomes a participant. Because the imagination is spoken to in all possible ways, an experience and presentation is created that leaves a lasting impression. The building and its interior have become an important instrument of the innovation program of Bolidt.
The concept is a living lab. Here everything is about chemistry; departments, clients and raw materials react with each other, through which something new is created each time. Originally, logistic spaces and the laboratory where hidden, now they have been made visible for visitors, who can themselves become innovators. The emphasis lies on collaboration in order to generate innovations and join forces in rolling out international commercial activities.
Visitors and employees are swept up in the story and ambition of Bolidt. This story is told in multiple places using interactives and visual language that connects the entire building. Due to the very close cooperation and chemistry with the client and the architect, a narrative space has been created where all elements contribute to the story of Bolidt.
Bolidt wants to attract a variety of visitors at this new location; from architects to lab workers and from cruise ship owners to poultry farmers. The experience is designed as a menu: for each visitor, a tailored experience can be created. Apart from watching the main film and discovering the interactives, visitors can have a look in the warehouse, experiment in the lab, have lunch or sign a contract. They can even be picked up with the Bolidt speedboat in Rotterdam.
Concept: Kossmann.dejong exhibition architects
experience & spatial design: Kossmann.dejong exhibition architects
architect: Lüchinger Architects
technical design: RoosRos Architecten
construction exhibits/interior: Bruns
laboratory furniture: S+B
light design: Etap