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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Science Centre AHHAA in Tartu, Estonia by Künnapu & Padrik Architects

 
June 2nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Künnapu & Padrik Architects

The Science Centre forms a joint whole with the earlier Tigutorn (Snail Tower). The idea of Tigutorn’s design was a cosmic spiral, whereas the Science Centre rests on the shape of Vesica Piscis, known in sacred geometry, which has been hidden in the design’s main image. The Centre constitutes the roots of the spiral tower. The cupola, half-cupola, globe and box together produce a constructivist composition, where the connecting elements are vertical communication shafts and horizontal spans, which can be observed both inside and outside.

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik 

  • Architects: Künnapu & Padrik Architects
  • Project: Science Centre AHHAA
  • Location: Tartu, Estonia
  • Photography: Arne Maasik
  • Programme: Planetarium, science theatre, cafe, shop of tools and books of science, lecture room, hall, laboratory, workshops for constructing and repairing exhibits, cloakroom, information desk and ticket sale
  • Structural Engineering:  DMT Insenerid  [Daimar Taalfeld, Marek Siim]
  • Area: 10130 sqm
  • Design Year: 2008
  • Construction Year: 2011
  • Interior: Laika, Belka & Strelka OÜ [Tea Tammelaan, Krista Lepland, Malle Jürgenson]
  • Roof Engineering: AS Nordekom [Project Manager: Peeter Voovere]
    AHHA roof was recognised by IFD (International Federation for the Roofing Trade) with Best Metal Roof 2011 Award upon completion in Dublin, Ireland.

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik

The building contains universal rooms with exhibition halls. There are two auditoriums, offices, a shop, restaurant and cafe. Inside the globe is the planetarium. The materials are metal, concrete and glass. The cupolas are covered with anodised aluminium and the globe with titanium zinc tin. The cupola ribs are glue-laminated wooden arches, the globe’s ribs are a metal lattice girder.

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik

Image courtesy Künnapu & Padrik Architects

Image courtesy Künnapu & Padrik Architects

Image courtesy Künnapu & Padrik Architects

Image courtesy Künnapu & Padrik Architects

Image courtesy Künnapu & Padrik Architects

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