CREO collaborates to create a new science centre in Grenoble, France

CREO is proud to be associated with the team that won an architecture and museology competition aimed at creating a new facility for disseminating scientific culture in the Pont-de-Claix district of France’s Grenoble-Alpes Métropole. The new building will house a planetarium, a permanent exhibition, an immersive gallery and a rooftop terrace featuring a lookout area.

Our studio is participating in this prestigious international project alongside the architecture firms Cardin Julien and Arcane Architectes. More specifically, CREO is the project manager for the new permanent exhibition, in collaboration with Groupe DES. With La Casemate (science centre) and scientists from OSUG (Grenoble observatory of earth sciences and astronomy), CREO is developing the museographic concept for the reception, exhibition and observation areas and will ensure their production and installation.

The Pont-de-Claix science centre will open in 2022 and encourage young people and their parents to discover interesting scientific fields at a crossroads of current and future challenges.

The Indigenous Ingenuity exhibition, a winner of a NUMIX award

On May 17, 2018, the Indigenous Ingenuity exhibition was honoured at the Gala des Prix NUMIX 2018, the Quebec Digital Content Awards.
This initiative and production of the Montreal Science Centre, co-produced with the Aboriginal communities by Groupe DES, CREO, Boîte Rouge vif and BLVD, stood out in the “Museum Productions” category.

On May 17, 2018, the Indigenous Ingenuity exhibition was honoured at the Gala des Prix NUMIX 2018, the Quebec Digital Content Awards.

This initiative and production of the Montreal Science Centre, co-produced with the Aboriginal communities by Groupe DES, CREO, Boîte Rouge vif and BLVD, stood out in the “Museum Productions” category. The project was selected for the diversity of the facilities, the quality of the content and the relevance of the use of digital in a public experience.

“We are very proud to be associated with this project. For 16 years, CREO has been developing playful and innovative digital experiences that help to inform, captivate and engage diverse audiences in the cultural, educational and corporate sectors.  The Indigenous Ingenuity exhibition is the result of magnificent teamwork! “, explains Caroline Julien, President of CREO.

Co-creating a memorable experience at the Montréal Grand Quay’s port centre and future observation tower

In collaboration with Groupe DES, Cultura, BLVD and MCI, the CREO team is involved in developing a two-tiered educational and tourism project for the Port of Montreal featuring a permanent exhibition for the general public and an immersive experience atop an observation tower. Both will be located on the fully revamped Grand Quay site (Alexandra Pier), in the heart of Montréal’s Old Port, which welcomes millions of visitors every year.

Opening in December 2019, the exhibition will use a highly interactive educational and game-based approach developed by the partners to help visitors experience and understand the importance of port activities in our daily lives. CREO is collaborating on the design, storyboarding and production, co-creating an exhibition that will incorporate various digital technologies.

The immersive component will be housed in an observation tower to be built on the Grand Quay’s extremity in 2021 and will offer a unique opportunity to view Montréal from the heart of the St. Lawrence River and assess the river’s and port’s impact on the city’s development.