Naturalis – ‘The Encounter’
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 of which two designed by Kossmann.dejong.
‘The Encounter’ is the exhibition in the new introduction hall and shows the enormous diversity of life on earth. An abstract landscape will be designed as a theatrical, imaginary setting for masterpieces of the museums collection. In this landscape visitors will be taken on a journey through the impressive underwater world, and continuously reach land, travel over the mountains and in the air. Through large video projections and dynamic light and sound effect, the animal world will be brought to life.
In the other halls of the new Naturalis Biodiversity Center, theme’s like dinosaurs, the evolution of the human being and reproduction will be presented. In the other exhibition designed by Kossmann.dejong the theme of ‘Death and life’ will take centre stage.
The opening of the building and exhibitions is planned for 2019.