Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Experimentarium in Copenhagen, Denmark by CEBRA
April 5th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: CEBRA
Experimentarium the science center in Copenhagen, needs more room and wants more visibility in the public space. However, this has to happen within the footprint of the existing building, a former bottling plant for soft drinks, which means that the only way to extend is by building inwards and upwards.
We have reorganized the building completely by adding new floors and cutting it across in two places. The resulting atriums divide the science center into three zones: private areas for the staff, exhibition spaces for paying visitors and an open public front where people can go without tickets. Functional boxes containing a café, a stage and a conference room are added onto this basic structure, and finally a metal cloth is thrown over the whole thing to join the different building parts and improve insulation. The triangulated and vector-like cloth is pulled down tightly, with only the functional boxes penetrating this new skin. They serve as the eyes of the center as they let people see the surroundings from the exhibition spaces, as well as serving as interactive media screens exposing the inside activities.
Tuborg Havnevej, Hellerup, DK
Category: Science Club