Münster/Brussel. Brussels' landmark, the Atomium, is shining brightly after a major restoration. A sphere known as the "Dream Factory" is dedicated to children.
For kids, the "Dream Factory" sphere is the highlight of their visit to the Atomium. As conceived by Spanish artist Alicia Framis, oversized plastic "water molecules" hang from the ceiling. In the evening, they are lowered and provide an entire class of up to 30 schoolchildren enough space to camp out for the night. On the lower floor of the sphere, the kids can play, read, and eat - all in unforgettable surroundings.
BASF Coatings worked closely with the entire BASF Group's Construction Network Team in supporting the artist. Knowledge and experience from different business units were brought together with the goal of finding an optimal solution - in this case a child-friendly design for the "Dream Factory" with ultramodern sustainable materials. BASF Coatings, using its Salcomix® brand of paint, saw to it that the inside of the "water molecule" was ideally coated. Along with a partner, Elastogran provided the polyurethane floors and BASF's "KT" operating unit supplied the Basotect panels for soundproofing.