Naturalis: ‘Death and Life’
Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden is working on a large renewal of his building and exhibitions. In the new construction, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, nine theme halls will be build.
Besides the introduction hall about the richness of life on earth, Kossmann.dejong designs a hall around the theme ‘Death and Life’. Visitors will step into a welcoming, enchanting world, where they experience that ‘death’ is not as unambiguous as they would think initially. Also life wouldn’t exist without death and vice versa: this is the cycle of life. The emotive subject will be made accessible through symbolism, poetry and the addition of a bit of humour in a fresh, light-minded way.
The opening of the building and exhibitions is planned for 2019.