Lavaris – Origin of Life
Date: 10/2018 – 04/2019
Location: Klein-Welka, Bautzen
Client: Beteiligungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft Bautzen mbH
Following a successful collaboration with the operators of the dinosaur park in Kleinwelka in 2014, which included the installation of “The Lost World” – an adventure path through an area designed to resemble an abandoned research lab – for 2019, molitor participated in the design of the dinosaur park’s new adventure area “Lavaris – Origin of Life”.
Commissioned by the Beteiligungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft Bautzen mbH (BBB), molitor was responsible for designing, planning and installing the “primordial soup” area, which represents life on Earth some 540 million years ago.
This primeval area is the first attraction that visitors to the theme park encounter once they pass through the entrance building. The colourful, undulating landscape welcomes visitors with steaming and rumbling volcanoes, a bubbling primeval mud pond, and a misty yellow sulphur lake with water fountains – providing an exciting and fitting pathway into to the realm of prehistoric giants.
The painterly landscape is combined with pre-programmed and choreographed atmospheric sounds, water and mud fountains, and clouds of mist.