Bilzen Mysteries

The heritage site of Alden Biesen in Bilzen, Belgium, hosts a 16th century castle, a church, and beautiful English and French-style gardens, which attract around 200,000 visitors each year.

Having won the competition organized by the City of Bilzen, a team composed of ACTLD, Alice Events, and Create, took on the challenge of designing and producing a new exciting multimedia experience and a premiere in Europe: “Bilzen Mysteries”.

This brand new night-time touristic attraction was inspired by the fascinating past of the Teutonic Order and the Grand Commandery Alden Biesen.

During the one-hour video walk the visitors discover historic facts, characters and tales and are fully immersed thanks to digital tablets and headsets that display the story in synchronization with all the visual effects produced in front of them.

ACTLD designed all the visual elements and implemented all technical aspects of the project to create a thrilling authentic experience for the public and flawless illusion between real and virtual.

Our team created lighting scenography and bespoke installations, such as the “Moon” and “Sail“ or “Boogies” flameless candles, integrated into the natural settings, almost invisible by day, enhancing the interiors, exteriors and surroundings by night.

Visual Design & Lighting Scenography by ACT LIGHTING DESIGN
Creative Director & Principal Designer : Koert Vermeulen
Lead Designer & Project Manager : Julie Boniche
Project Designer : Ana Luisa Vargas
Technical Designer : Jordi Vandekerkhof
Console Operator : Luc De Climmer
Junior Designer : Kasia Krawczuk
Site coordinator : Julian Hodgson
Concept & Artistic Direction : Alice Events – Frank Anthierens
App & Software development : Create Multimedia
Music & Sound Design by Musicom
Year : 2016 – 2017
Location : Bilzen, Belgium