A Hyper Sensorial Immersive VR Experience
Corona is on a mission to encourage people around the world to reconnect with nature and the outdoors because we spend on average 90% of our time inside1. Corona believes outside is where our best side shines through, but getting outside to experience nature isn't as easy as it should be with over half of the world's population currently living in urban areas2. Bringing relief to those who needed it the most, Corona created a secret paradise in the heart of one of the most hectic, overpopulated cities in the world, Mexico City.
Mexico City is the home to over 20 million people, landlocked and surrounded by snow capped volcanos and mountains. Stripping away the surrounding concrete jungle, Corona created a secret paradise which combined theatrics, VR technology and interactive set design to enable attendees to experience paradise and inspire them to seek out nature afterwards.
The immersive VR installation simulated a journey to paradise through a jungle setting, awakening the senses and bringing the feeling of being completely immersed in nature. To heighten the realism, sand, heat, wind and even scents, allowed visitors to feel real world elements as they traveled along a virtual path through the jungle to the beach. The mixed reality experience seamlessly combined the digital and physical world, effectively triggering the brain to truly ignite the feeling of being in Paradise.
Held at the Gral Prima in Mexico City, the secret paradise launched last month across two weekends. The experience was created by Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and The Department of New Realities (WKDPTNR), a future forward creative division within W+K Amsterdam.
1 Source: Study conducted by National Human Activity Pattern Survey (NHAPS)
2 Source: WHO | World Health Organization