Over in Switzerland, Zurich just became the home of the new Defense Exhibition at the Vögele Cultural Center. Nau Studios is responsible for the creating of the new exhibit which mixes a high-tech style with kryptonite green design elements. The design has manifested from the idea that “at times a thin veil provides better defense than the thickest of armor.” The dynamic exhibition space is divided by semitransparent fabric planes and carpeted islands into seven themed areas, each circumscribing a defense mechanism, ranging from bunkers to camouflage and cooperation.
Nau explains that “defense strategies are diverse, often intuitive, and sometimes surprising – the exhibited objects emphasize the parallel use of defense mechanisms in distinctive fields.” Where do these strategies happen? The Future Room. The Future Room anchors the center of the room and is a gleaming white disc acting as an open forum where visitors can participate and record their thoughts. The exhibition is conceived as a cultural, sensory experience, where the visitor is submerged in a poison green world where sight, sound and senses of smell are activated!
(Photography: Jan Bitter)