Exhibition: Multisensory experience park

Render by Charrelle Stassens

The Faculty of Architecture and Arts of Hasselt University asked 21 students to design a “Multisensory Experience Park”. In the studio CARE they focused on the question: How can architecture contribute to multisensory experiences for all? The program focused on an architectural design of care and recreation more precisely a theme park where everyone can go to and experience unexpected environments. Lying in bed, riding a horse, hopping without sight or pregnant with a buggy…all visitors are welcome and the experience park wants to support the dreams and wishes of people as if they feel like a king or a queen that day.

During the week of Universal Design there will be an exhibition held of a selection of the outcome of this design exercise in Sint-Gerardus, Diepenbeek. Do you want to explore a tower with waterwalls or a building made like a modular machine in which everything moves, please come and visit the exhibition during weekdays from October 10th until October 26th 2016.

The exhibition will be closed on Wednesday October 26th with lectures of designers themselves on the impact of multisensory experiences in the built environment.

Everybody who wants to be inspired by the opportunities of Universal Designing as a design strategy to create a multisensory environment is very welcome at this evening lecture and exhibition.

Image credits: Charrelle Stassens


  • Exhibition: Monday October 10th 2016 until Wednesday October 26th 2016, 13:00 - 17:00, free entrance
  • Finissage: Wednesday October 26th 2016 19:00 - 22:00

Registration finissage: Register here before October 16th, free entrance



  • Anouk Martens, Director communications Sint-Gerardus




Programme finissage

19:00 - 19:15

  • Welcome

19:15 - 19:30

  • Briefing of design excercise Multisensory Experience park

19:30 - 20:00

  • Presentation of 2 projects by the designers

20:00 - 20:45

20:45 - 22:00

  • Reception

Venue exhibition and finissage

Sint Gerardus, Sint-Gerardusdreef 1, 3590 Diepenbeek