Combining the sensitivity of the Paludes landscape team and the know-how of the 7th Sens production team, GSM Project collaborates with the EDF Electropolis Museum, located in Mulhouse (France), to create a revitalized visitor experience at the Energy Garden, to open in June 2021.
Located behind the Museum’s main building, this dynamic 12,000 m2 outdoor experience will be made of a meadow of flowers and tall grass, framed on the outskirts by denser and shaded vegetation. This garden, which will grow richer over time, is intended to be both an exhibition space and a place to live, between entertainment and culture where digital technology contributes to the magic of discovery and promotes learning. Industrial equipment from the world of electricity stands alongside pavilions dedicated to experiments and studies.
The main themes of the Energy Garden are production, transport, distribution and new uses of electricity, as part of the energy and digital transition. An interactive game, developed in collaboration with Dpt., will be offered to 8-12 year olds, who will be able, thanks to a connected bracelet and play stations, to bring “sleeping” machines to life in augmented reality.
The new visitor experience will include three spheres: a walk through landscaped grounds, redesigned and decorated with vegetation respectful of local diversity; a discovery of impressive machines from the electrical heritage that tell their story and how they work, in an alternation of popularized content and playful illustrations; a game intended for 8-12 year olds who, thanks to a connected bracelet, will learn while having fun to answer quizzes, to project themselves into the future to better understand the world of electricity today and tomorrow.