The largest dinosaur that ever existed on Earth, the titanosaurus Patagotitan, has just arrived in Brazil, in an unprecedented exhibition inside the Ibirapuera Park, at the historical Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras, in São Paulo. The exhibition, designed by Atelier Marko Brajovic, features dozens of dinosaur skeletons and original fossils from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. There are 1,900 square meters of exhibition with 16 replicas of complete dinosaur skeletons and 20 o...
DINOSAUR – Patagotitan, the world's largest dinosaur!Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras, Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil - 2022
The largest dinosaur that ever existed on Earth, the titanosaurus Patagotitan, has just arrived in Brazil, in an unprecedented exhibition inside the Ibirapuera Park, at the historical Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras, in São Paulo. The exhibition, designed by Atelier Marko Brajovic, features dozens of dinosaur skeletons and original fossils from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. There are 1,900 square meters of exhibition with 16 replicas of complete dinosaur skeletons and 20 original fossils.
"Dinosaurs - Patagotitan, the Largest in the World" is an exhibit divided into modules grouped into four areas: ancestral dinosaurs, carnivores, long-necked and giants. The public will be able to see the largest and smallest dinosaurs known. More than just a tour, the exhibit is also a class: with videos and modern interactive stations, visitors will be introduced to the main concepts of geology, geological time, geography, the scientific method, and the shifting of the continents.
The concept of the exhibitography makes the changes of the dinos' species groups intuitive and easy to read, following the evolution of the contents and giving the tone of the exhibition's atmosphere. The scenographic elements derive from the research of the collective imagination of the paleontological universe: the patterns used in the technical representation of the soil in geology, the forest foliage, the color palette and relief of the desert, the language of maps and contour lines, were absorbed and became elements that give the exhibition unity. The elements were transfigured into large illustrated panels that, together with the colorful curvilinear carpet, accompany the public, delimit the areas, and mark the transitions between the large groups of dinosaurs.
The first yellow area welcomes the visitors, presenting the work of the paleontologists, the general concepts of geology, the arid desert atmosphere, and the small ancestral dinosaurs. The passage to the red area is with the growth of the dinos' scale, they are the carnivorous group. From these we move on to the green group of the long-necked, which tells the story of extreme gigantism, one of the most fantastic events in the evolution of dinosaurs. The public will learn stories such as the elongation of the animals' necks, the change in the shape of their teeth, and the adaptations of some individuals to herbivory.
At this point in the exhibit, a large tunnel leads visitors to the depths of the imagination, the dark, vegetative tunnel marks the passage to the underground. The purple area marks the fantastical world of the deep forest where the big attraction, Patagotitan, the biggest dinosaur of them all, performs.
For the Titanosaurus skeleton the exhibition production had to create a special space capable of housing the largest animal that ever inhabited our planet. Studies suggest that the dinosaur was 40 meters long and 72 tons (like three stork trucks lined up, and the equivalent weight of 18 elephants).
The paleontologist responsible for the exhibit in Brazil, a professor at USP and writer of the book "Brazil of Dinosaurs", is Luiz E. Anelli, who comments: "Besides the Patagotitan, the largest dinosaur in the world, we will see giants from the Cretaceous period such as the Tyrannotitan and the Giganotosaurus, about 120 million years old, and also some of the oldest dinosaurs known, such as the Eoraptor and the Herrerasaurus, both from the Triassic period, 231 million years old. There will be curious species such as Carnotaurus, with its horns, and Amargasaurus, with its row of spines on its neck and back. More than just seeing these magnificent creatures up close, this exhibit is an opportunity for us to interact with South American species and thus better understand our history, a unique opportunity for scientific entertainment that interests the whole family, all of us.
Exhibition design: Atelier Marko Brajovic
Creative Director: Marko Brajovic
Project Director: Bruno Bezerra
Project Manager: Bárbara Helena Morais
Architects: Teresa Lima, Leonardo Guimarães
Graphi design: Mariana Demuth, Brígida Argiona
Geral Production: Atual Produções
Exectuive Production: Casa Planta e Atual Produções
“Dinossauros – Patagotitan, O Maior do Mundo” é realizada pelo MEF (Museu Paleontógico Egidio Feruglio) em Chubut, Argentina (www.mef.org.ar) em colaboração com a Atual Produções e B2B.entretenimento, apresentada pelo Ministério do Turismo e BB Seguros, com patrocínio da Volkswagen Financial Services e Cateno, e apoio do Atacadão e Wiz.
DINOSSAUROS – PATAGOTITAN, O MAIOR DO MUNDO
Apresentado por Ministério do Turismo e BB Seguros
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