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Phaeno Science Centre in Wolfsburg, Germany by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Described variously as ‘an architectural adventure playground’ and ‘the magic box’, Phaeno realizes our continuing vision of creating ‘complex, dynamic and fluid spaces’ – from the gently undulating artificial hills and valleys created below the main elevated structure, to the crater-like museum floor, naturally lit spaces and accessible funnels within.

Phaeno Science Centre

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Phaeno Science Centre
  • Location: Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Project Area: 12,000m2
  • Completion Date: 2000 – 2005
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Christos Passas
  • Project Architect: Christos Passas
  • Assistant Project Architect: Sara Klomps

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Experimentarium in Copenhagen, Denmark by CEBRA

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

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.

Night view

  • Architects: CEBRA
  • Project: Experimentarium
  • Location: Tuborg Havnevej, Hellerup, DK
  • Commission: Private
  • Type: Competition
  • Category: Culture
  • Client: Experimentarium
  • Year: 2011 – 2014

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Beijing Science Center in China by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Article source: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International won the first prize in the interna-tional competition for the new Beijing Science Center. The original building housing the Museum was opened in the same place in Beijing in 1988 and at the time was the first national science and technology museum in China. The museum building will be constructed on behalf of the Beijing Association for Science and Technology, China.

Beijing Science Center

  • Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
  • Project: Beijing Science Center
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Developer: Beijing Association for Science and Technology
  • Site area: 57,000 square meters
  • GSA: 100,800 square meters, of which approx. 80,000 square meters above ground
  • Max. height: 45 meters
  • Green ratio: 35%
  • Parking: underground 16,000 square meters, above ground 35 busses
  • Photography: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International GmbH

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BLOCK 39, Centre for the Science promotion in Belgrade, Serbia by RTA Office

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The atelier RTA-Office, managed by the architect Santiago Parramón, got an Honorable Mention for his project Block 39, Centre for the promotion of Science in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. Jury reponse: the project of Santiago Parramón is “an excellent urban and architectural solution, with exceptional and innovative approach!”

Block 39 concept view

Block 39 concept view

  • Architect: RTA-OFFICE
  • Project location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Year: 2010
  • Client: Ministry of Science and Technological development
  • Organizers: Association of Architects of Serbia and Association Architects of Belgrade
  • Site type: Urban
  • Site Area: 11,66 ha
  • Building Area: 20.915 m2
  • Total gross Building Area: 13.998 m2
  • Garage and Parking Area: 3.000 m2
  • Outdoor Area: 2.650 m2
  • Designed by: Jaime Parramón&Associats, RTA-Office
  • Design team: Santiago Parramón, Simona Assiero Brá, Mariana Rapela, Miguel Villachá, Luisa Garcia, Eduardo Vacotto
  • Award: Honorable Mention
  • Type: Cultural – Museum – Exhibition Center – Educational and Business Centre – Gallery – Science Club – Planetarium – Restaurant.
  • Annual number of visitors: 100.000 – 300.000. 500.000 in 5 year’s time.
  • Daily number of visitors: expectation: 200 visitors during a workday in September, 2000 during a weekend in May.
  • Construction Materials: in situ structures of reinforced concrete (high strength and long life. Reduce CO2 emissions by 60% during its production). Building’s skin (90%) is Black Steel Recycling ANR (it contains 80% recycled raw material, has zero carbon, thus reducing CO2 emissions). Over 30% of the rest of the building materials are recycled source, reducing the environmental impacts of industry, mining and processing of raw materials.
  • Budget: 15 millions euros

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