EXPERIENCING THE WADDEN SEA AS AN INTERCONNECTED SYSTEM

NORDERNEY HOUSE - WORLD OF WADDEN NATIONAL PARK

The Lead Concept

Getting to know the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage through play and discovery along three expedition trails. Experiencing the natural environments of water, land and air as interconnected systems.

The Topics

The extraordinary global significance of the Wadden Sea as UNESCO World Heritage. The World Heritage designation criteria are the explorer’s trail leading through the exhibition: biological and geological processes, biodiversity, and sustainability. German Federal Environment Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU) project component: World Heritage – Wadden for Kids (children and youth level)

The Exhibition

The thematic interconnection of the three expedition trails/world heritage criteria and topics is crucial to the design of the exhibition spaces. Thematic hubs within the space offer visitors interactive and multi-media HandsOn modules for exploring topics in depth. In the FutureLab, research stations invite immersion into the most recent research results on the various topics. An AirLab on the roof terrace offers a playful introduction to the topics of air, wind and flight. Through a digital games level, children and adolescents can experience knowledge through play and collect sustainability points – for a guaranteed reward at the end. The Northern Harrier (Kornweihe), endangered emblem bird of the island of Norderney and the exhibition’s mascot, is a ‘cool’ kind of visitor’s guide, communicating messages and explaining tasks.

Data & Facts

Place
Isle of Norderney
Opening
November 2014
Client
City of Norderney
Exhibition Space
500 m2