Since 30 June 2020, the Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang is showing a new permanent exhibition entitled “Hyundai Future Mobility”. Hyundai Motor Company provides insights into its vision of mobility in the future. German company Atelier Brückner planned, designed and implemented the exhibition.
The trilingual exhibition (Korean, Chinese and English) begins with an introduction on the current challenges mankind is facing in the area of mobility. Aabove all, alternative drive technologies are called for. One possible solution can be discovered by visitors in the brightly designed “Lab”: the hydrogen drive. The room is occupied by a large interactive media table. Here, visitors work with the head of the laboratory “Dr. H.” to build a miniature fuel cell. During the assembly process, the media table shows additional information on the technical details and how they work.
In the “NEXO Room”, visitors learn about the functional effectiveness of the “air purification” system, which is associated with the combustion process. The NEXO is the first mass-produced vehicle with fuel-cell technology. When it is being operated, it does not produce any emissions but filters and purifies the air. Behind glass, visitors discover a copper metallic NEXO, enveloped in a dense mist – a symbol of the polluted air of our cities. The mist is sucked in through the radiator grille of the car. The NEXO filters the ambient air and the mist gradually clears.
The “Activity” section, which is the next area of the exhibition, is dedicated to the topic of “autonomous driving”. In futuristic vehicles called “S-Link”, visitors set off on a virtual journey to a national park.
The exhibition ends with an immersive, aesthetic experience relating to the topic of “Connectivity”. Inside a darkened room, 73 luminous pendulums are presented in a staged show. The interplay of movement, light and sound serves as a metaphor for networked communication in future mobility systems. After the show, the three-dimensional installation can be walked through, whereby visitors stride through the pendulum field. With the help of sensors, the rods hanging from the ceiling react to the movements of the visitors. They pull away and, one after the other, open up a pathway through the room.
The Motorstudio, a building planned by Vienna architects Delugan Meissl, was opened in 2017 with a permanent exhibition created by Atelier Brückner. It is located near Seoul in South Korea.