ADAM – Brussels Design Museum
Established after the Atomium’s acquisition of the Plasticarium collection in December 2014, the ADAM offers an innovative and surprising insight on plastic design from the fifties to the present (permanent exhibition / Plasticarium) and on other forms of design through other periods, expressions, materials and themes (temporary exhibitions).
The ADAM, it is also an auditorium with about 400 seats and an educational and cultural service with activities designed for children, teens and school groups. Lectures and screenings, in connection with the themes that are explored, enrich the museum’s program of activities.
Through exhibitions, guided tours, workshops and lectures, the ADAM aims to ensure that design is intelligible to one and all.
The architectural design was conceived and carried out by Lhoas & Lhoas Architectes. To achieve the successful completion of the ADAM project, Lhoas & Lhoas architectes have formed a partnership with museographer Thierry Belenger (specialist in 20th century design) and Alexandra Midal (design theoretician and historian).
The project is built with 10 principles in mind such as: making best use of the existing qualities, outside and inside; organising functions around existing structures; a simple, adaptable and reliable exhibition system; integrating stock into the exhibition; conceptual links between the objects; standard simple materials to let the colourful collection stand out.
Le mobilier intérieur et les éclairages sont respectivement fournis par VITRA et DELTA LIGHT.