Norwegian Nature Centre
Norwegian Nature Centre
Sarner was engaged for a major creative renewal of one of Norway's premier attractions. Nestled in the breath-taking landscape of Hardanger National Park, sits a science centre that has harnessed cutting-edge technology to create a meeting point between nature and modern man. Set on three floors, the Norwegian Nature Centre takes visitors on an interactive, immersive journey, starting three billion years ago when Norway’s earliest rocks were formed far south of the Equator. By watching, touching, listening and learning, visitors become an active and creative part of the exhibition.
LocationHardanger National Park, Norway
ServicesCreative and Technical Design - Content Development - Media and Film Production - Interactive Technologies - Sets, Scenics and Graphics - Lighting Design and Specification - Audiovisual Design and Specification - Art Direction - Show Control Specification - Show Programming - Technical Installation and Commissioning - Brand Development - Languages & Multinational Support - Support & Maintenance - Ongoing Upgrades and Extensions
AwardsTripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor - Travellers’ Choice
After more than 20 years as ‘Hardangervidda Nature Centre, Eijford’, the region’s most popular visitor centre embarked on a major creative overhaul in 2018. In a staggeringly beautiful landscape of fjords, waterfalls, mountain pastures and wild reindeer, the new Norwegian Nature Centre aims to inspire a deeper appreciation for nature through imaginative storytelling. Our Client's goal was to incorporate the latest research from Norwegian experts and to create a new state-of-the-art experience and teaching facility that would attract, inspire and inform thousands of Norwegian and international visitors of all ages, who come to explore the country’s spectacular natural environment.
The Centre has three floors of exciting, life-affirming and powerful adventures with interactive stations, a cinema, rocks and minerals, fossils, models, aquariums, themed videos and illustrations. The whole exhibition is constructed as a journey through time, from three billion years ago up until today. It is presented in three main languages - Norwegian, English and German - plus an additional ten languages on fixed tablet computers by the installations. Dramatic lighting, powerful large-scale projections and a brand new visual identity transform each area, creating an ideal setting to discover the animals and activities that make this country so exciting. By understanding the geological forces that created this dramatic landscape and the impact of thousands of years of human interaction, visitors understand just how important it is to protect and preserve it for the future.