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(Inter)actions

House of European History, Brussels (BE)

The new House of European History hosts its first temporary exhibition entitled (Inter)actions: centuries of commerce, combat and creation. In a multimedia journey through narrative, themed spaces you are invited to learn more about the age-old history of European connections and, at the same time, new interactions between visitors are stimulated.

Location
Brussels (BE)
Client
European Parliament
Year
2017
Surface
500 m2
Status
Temporary
Role
Concept, Spatial design, Graphic design, Art direction
Team
Michel de Vaan (lead), Robin Schijfs
Project management, engineering and production
Bruns BV
AV productions
Shosho
Multimedia
Kiss the frog
Hardware and lighting
EDF
Two different but interwoven concepts

The House of European History is situated in the historic Eastman building from 1935, which was renovated and extended by Chaix & Morel et Associés and JSWD Architekten. The 500m² temporary exhibition occupies the first two floors, and is connected by a monumental staircase and void. The exhibition design is based on two different but interwoven museum concepts. On the first floor, the objects are the focus while on the second floor the stories form the starting point of the design.

Stimulate encounters and exchange

A multimedia journey across the two thematic narrative spaces offer you information about the long history of interconnectedness, cultural interaction, trade, knowledge exchange, treaties, but also the wars in Europe. At the same time, you are challenged to explore and push your own boundaries. Interactive exhibits will stimulate encounters and exchange. In this exhibition, you are not only a visitor, but also becoming part of the exhibition itself.