better place in copenhagen by francisco sarria better place in copenhagen by francisco sarria
dec 04, 2012

better place in copenhagen by francisco sarria

‘better place’ in copenhagen by francisco sarriaentrance / reception desk and waiting area



the permanent exhibition of over 1000 sqm conveys the core values of better place: namely that innovation and sustainability can go hand in hand and that zero-emission vehicles powered by electricity from renewable sources is the best way forward. the main concept of the visitor centre is the use of green technology shaped by green interior architecture.


conceived by copenhagen-based design practice francisco sarria, the set-up is an engaging experience that aims to entertain and surprise rather than just inform its audience. the space was developed to create an emotive trip that invites visitors to explore, play and learn. using innovative and sophisticated green technology and lighting to illustrate the captivating phenomenon of transforming electricity from renewable sources into transportation, the installation is expressed as a narrative element, where interactive components are used to unveil information related to energy, environment, economics and electric cars, all shaped in a relaxing setting.



main entrance



interactive mirror cubes change from mirror mode to screen mode displaying animated content about the use of electric vehicles.



core objectives of better place and information related to electric vehicles is displayed on a wooden wall bya number of RGB LED lights that illuminate the sentences creating a sequence of messages



a cylindrical cinema for up to 20 people is one of the main features of the space



the cinema is operated by a wire system which hoist the cylindrical wall up and down



cinema half way closed



interactive installations and models illustrating the components of the better place infrastructure are all part of the exhibition



the interior architecture has a functional purpose, providing furniture and spaces for visitors to meet, play around or just relax




better place, go electric !





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