The most visited pavillion at
Expo 2000 Hannover
with 11 Millions visitors.
Universal Exhibition Expo2000 Hannover Theme Park Pavillion
Theme Park Pavillion Hanover, Allemagne
Temporary exhibition, BIE World Exhibition
Scenographic cost € HT
Scope of work
Project manager (Theme Leiter)
Scenography : François Schuiten Production : INGENIA Carmen Bueno Sevilla BIEGE Hanover
Monumetal painting : Alexander Obolensky Interactive systems design : Maurice Benayoun Sound design : Jean-Baptiste Barrière
Set Builder : ADN Atelier du Nord - Studio Babelsberg
A centrally administered high-speed PC IBM network is the technological nerve of “Planet of Visions” exhibition area.
It links all technical and audiovisual components and controls all interactive systems belonging to the overall exhibition.
The exhibition measures around 7,500 m2 and an approximate number of 100 IBM PCs and servers are synchronising the permanent show.
Along the journey, a suspended garden is completed; It includes animatronics animals. On the ground, the whole is reflected in a large pond strewn with video projection.
Implementation of a extended semicircular panorama of 144 m x 12 m height painted by hand. The work represent utopian radiation and apocalyptic darkness. Further visitors enconter inductive walls that emit sounds in more than 300 languages when touched.
The “Planet of Visions” is one of eleven topics in the EXPO 2000 thematic park and is sponsored by IBM. Located in Hall 9 on 14000 m² of space, this multimedia world of experiences is focusing on utopias and visions of humankind.
«Planet of Visions» brings the utopias of world history into contemporary consciousness by projecting historic visions in gigantic panoramic scenes.
The artistic visions of Belgian scenographer François Schuiten combined with the sophisticated computer technologies of IBM make "Planet of Visions" a fascinating experience.