2021-07-30

Dive into the future of the port with 'Zeekracht'

On 1 July 2021, Technopolis opened 'Zeekracht', a brand new exhibition where one moment you imagine yourself on the coast, the next on the bottom of the sea and not much later in the port of the future. And all thanks to an impressive piece of technology. Zeekracht is the first exhibition in Technopolis where, in an immersive digital environment, you are, as it were, immersed in a future where science and technology are central.

Immersive digital exhibition

On 1 July 2021, Zeekracht, a brand new exhibition in Technopolis opened its doors, allowing visitors to dive into the sea and the port of tomorrow. And they mean that quite literally. Through projections and interactive floors and walls, you feel as though you are completely submerged and walking on the bottom of the sea, with fish swimming around your feet and follow you around. Looking further, you'll see floating solar panels, underwater farms and bubble curtains that protect porpoises from underwater noise, among other things. In short, you have never seen the sea and the port like this before now.
 

That is because Technopolis has used an immersive digital space for the first time to immerse visitors, as it were, in a sustainable future where science and technology are central. Zeekracht is not just a visual and technological marvel. In terms of content, the exhibition tells a powerful story about a future where science and innovation capitalise on the power of the sea, while protecting it at the same time. Along the way, important topics such as shipping, renewable energy and food come to the fore.

Technopolis opent vanaf 1 juli 2021 Zeekracht, een gloednieuwe expo waar je je het ene moment aan de kust, het volgende moment op de bodem van de zee en niet veel later in de haven van de toekomst waant. En dat allemaal dankzij een fraai staaltje technologie. Zeekracht is de eerste expo in Technopolis waar je in een immersieve digitale omgeving als het ware ondergedompeld wordt in een toekomst waar wetenschap en technologie centraal staan.

Story about the future puts science and innovation central

Those themes were incorporated into all sorts of fun assignments. While playing, you get answers to questions such as "Will we soon be growing our food on an underwater farm?", "Will there be artificial energy islands off Blankenberge or Ostend?" and "How powerful and important is the sea?". In addition, you can design your own windmill and bring the power ashore, discover fish species with an underwater drone, explore ways to generate and store green energy, etc. Via a huge interactive port table, you will travel to the port (or should we say energy hub) of the future and discover how/if we will soon say goodbye to fossil fuel-powered ships.

For young and old

Zeekracht is an exhibition that will captivate young and old alike. Young people from 12 and adults can learn about the many topics covered and be inspired to work (later) in the marine and maritime sector themselves. For younger children, the visual element is particularly eye-catching, as is the technology of immersive digital space, which allows fish and other graphic elements to follow their movements.
 

Admission to Zeekracht is included in the entrance fee to Technopolis. The exhibition is recommended for ages 12 and up, but will definitely captivate children and toddlers as well.

Technopolis opent vanaf 1 juli 2021 Zeekracht, een gloednieuwe expo waar je je het ene moment aan de kust, het volgende moment op de bodem van de zee en niet veel later in de haven van de toekomst waant. En dat allemaal dankzij een fraai staaltje technologie. Zeekracht is de eerste expo in Technopolis waar je in een immersieve digitale omgeving als het ware ondergedompeld wordt in een toekomst waar wetenschap en technologie centraal staan.

Partners

Zeekracht is a gem of a co-creation project. For this groundbreaking exhibition, Technopolis partnered with CMB, DEME, Jan De Nul, Port of Antwerp, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, UGent, Vliz, Flux50 and Belgian Offshore Platform.

Technopolis opent vanaf 1 juli 2021 Zeekracht, een gloednieuwe expo waar je je het ene moment aan de kust, het volgende moment op de bodem van de zee en niet veel later in de haven van de toekomst waant. En dat allemaal dankzij een fraai staaltje technologie. Zeekracht is de eerste expo in Technopolis waar je in een immersieve digitale omgeving als het ware ondergedompeld wordt in een toekomst waar wetenschap en technologie centraal staan.

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