National Park Center Kellerwald

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Michael Hoepfel
Chodowiecki Str. 20
10405 Berlin
++49 30 37 30 48 33
  • Project: National Park Center Kellerwald
  • Date: October 2007 - January 2008
  • Client: NationalparkZentrum Kellerwald
  • Contractor: Kraftwerk Living Technologies
  • Partner: Checksum5
  • Location: Vöhl-Herzhausen
  • Tasks: concept, technical planning, 3D Animation, realtime 3D content
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Kellerwald National Park is a protected area of approyimately 60 km² in the central region of Germany. Although it is covered with one of Europe´s last natural copper beech forests (also known as ‘European beech’) the acknowledgement as a National Park required a struggle over many years.

Since it finally got established in 2004 Kellerwald is today one of Germany´s youngest National Parks. Four years later, a visitor center was built to make the park even more attractive to travelers and nature lovers. It hosts an elaborated exhibition that consists of a multisensual 3D Cinema and a large number of interactive exhibits which provide unusual points of view and disclose whatever a visitor could hardly experience first hand.

As athmospheric and playful introduction a series of rotundas make up the first part of the exhibition with an installation in each of them. 20 different local species were modeled as moveable 3D figures in a lifelike way to be animated, to some extend in realtime.

Kellerwald: Mound of Butterflies

three interactive projections in the first Rotunda of the National Park Center Kellerwald as athmospheric and playful introduction to the exhibition

October 2007 - January 2008

Kellerwald: Rotunda of Water

three ambient projections in the second Rotunda of the National Park Center Kellerwald illuminate the room and reveal brief encounters

October 2007 - January 2008

Kellerwald: Rocks and Ravines

a moving projection in the third Rotunda of the National Park Center Kellerwald lets animals appear in different places

October 2007 - January 2008
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