The Science Dome of the new experimenta in Heilbronn, the largest science center in Germany, is unique in the world. The technical combination of different event scenarios and shows in one location with a rotating auditorium under a 700 m2 dome is extraordinary. The concept of a hybrid dome theater including an opto-mechanical star projector and a multitude of possible applications arose some time ago – now the project has been realized successfully. Kraftwerk Living Technologies was responsible for the development of the concept as well as general contractor for the entire project and responsible for the implementation of the attraction. The Science Dome is a hybrid theater solution with 150 seats and a rotating auditorium as the centerpiece. There are two operating modes supported by the Science Dome: event and dome mode. In the event mode, a stage area of 170 m2 as well as a screen area is available for events such as lectures, digital cinema performances or theater and music productions. In the dome operation, however, a total projection area of 726 m2 can be used for 3D full-dome and planetarium shows. The audience is involved in the rotation and the spectacularly staged transition from stage to dome, which is a highlight of the entire show. Video by mov(e)motions studios.
Experimenta Kassel created by Kraftwerk Living Technologies