The Natural Worlds Exhibition (NaturWelten) at Hannover Federal State Museum comprised of the WaterWorlds, LandWorlds and AirWorlds zones.


krafthaus began by developing an overall concept to show visitors the connection between current and past habitats while also devoting a great attention to detail to each individual habitat.

From water over land into the air – the journey began in the aquarium. Surrounded by bright blue walls made of aluminum panels and warm lighting, the aquaria stood out prominently. The undulating ceiling reflected the gentle ebb and flow of the sea and the floor acted like a sandbank with its aquatic inhabitants.

Visitors reached the coast over a narrow passageway. Behind this, tree-like structures appeared from the ground in the middle of the room symbolising the arrival in the LandWorlds. The trees divided the space into two main axes with branchlike elements providing the scenography throughout; the display cases were reduced and clear, vibrant colours distinguished the theme areas from each other.

Visitors were briefly led through a glass corridor showing the World of the Dinosaurs before landing in the AirWorlds. Here, the federal state museum’s unique bird collection was accomodated making up a logical and worthy end to the world trip.

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