Temporary exhibition on 3 floors / temporary exhibition Spheres (levels 3, 4 & 5)

>>> 26.11.2014 - 25.05.2015

Orange Dreams reveals the more playful aspects and the most original plastic design. 


Based on the essential collection of the Plasticarium, the exhibition allows to (re) discover this symbolic material of the Golden Sixties.  From the  object of a daily use to a piece of art: the orange marries shapes in unbridled forms in a remarkable creative staging designed for the Atomium.


With its desire to involve projects, functional objects and works of art, the exhibition allows you to  observe the art of living of an era, its creative climate and its research of symbiosis or its reaction towards its context. With this concentration of objects in plastic and orange, the Atomium offers a focused vision of the near past. Never before  so many objects of this material and of the same creative context have been compiled which makes the exhibition a work in itself.

This exploration of the utopia of plastic from 1960 to 1973 is available through a series of 6 installations: Nomadic dream, MOD's dream, Living dream, Space music dream, Kitchen's dream, Office Dream.

The 6 Orange Dreams are proposed by Philippe Decelle, curator of the exhibition and designer of  the Plasticarium They offer a personal and poetic look at consumerism of the 1960s and 1970s. It is the Utopian House made entirely of plastic that is exposed here.








Practical information



This exhibition is situated on levels 3, 4 & 5 of the Atomium (temporary exhibition Sphere).

>>> from November 26th 2014 till May 25th 2015


Opening times

Daily, from 10am till 6pm (closure ticket office at 5.30pm)


Entrance fees

The access to the temporary exhibition is part of the visit of the Atomium and as a consequence there will be no extra costs.

> see entrance fees of the Atomium


How to reach us

> different packages, as well as combined tickets (transport / entrance) offer you an easy way to reach the Atomium






Catalog: view it here / dowload it here [1,5Mb]


Photos : press and media are kindly invited to send an email to our communications department to obtain login and password to download the high resolution photos on this page.



> press contact : Inge Van Eycken / inge vaneycken atomium be / +32 (0)479 95 05 94

> project coordinator : Arnaud Bozzini / arnaud.bozzini@atomium.be


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