indi
CERN visit points
Switzerland


Second prize in a close bid to design CERN visit points. We were invited among six more architectural studios.
The investigation center is a unique chance to have a first-hand approach on scientific work. Our proposal goes from a guided tour to an individual experience. We use interactive systems as a didactic tool that helps visitors to find out the space by themselves. We show the working processes at the center without interrupting them.



Client:
CERN. Restricted tendering process
Date:
2011



First area: CERN CONTROL CENTER

Second prize for a tender to design the CERN visitors points.

Introduction to the center's work by watching the scientists routine through a

Exhibited objects become touch-contact interfaces, with sensor-touch integration.

Second area: COMPUTER CENTER

Multitouch table to find out how internet works

Interactive information projected on glass

Entrance to the third area: SM18 and Mockup Tunnel.

In front of a real acceleration cavity, the visitor can use a screen to “scan” the cavity, watching inside it as it was an x-ray scanner and the cavity was working.

In front of a real acceleration cavity, the visitor can use a screen to “scan” the cavity, watching inside it as it was an x-ray scanner and the cavity was working.

Mockup tunnel

Mockup tunnel is the last area of the visit

An audiovisual room reproduces the feelings of going down 100 metres undergroud

Diagram showing how visitors go through the exhibition. It starts as a guided group tour and ends up as an individual experience

A content management system was designed so guides could customize the audiovisuals they would use for each visit

creativecommons