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CEBRA’s Green Ramps Spiral Through the Experimentarium Science Center in Copenhagen
Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 22, 2012 @ 11:29 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery,Green renovation | No Comments
Danish designers CEBRA won an international design competition to convert an old water bottling plant into an exciting new science center in Copenhagen. The design for the Experimentarium Science and Technology Center builds upon the original brick foundation with a series of staggered aluminum-clad blocks and includes large green ramps that spiral up the building's four-stories. A botanical garden and rooftop exhibition crown the center, which is expected to be built by 2015.
The perforated aluminum rectilinear blocks are staggered not only to create a distinct visual identity, but also to promote optimum daylighting  and greater energy efficiency. This combined with new glass inserts that allow more sunlight to penetrate the original structure and the cooling rooftop garden  are part of the project’s sustainable renovation.
With the stacked additions, the center will grow to 320,000 square feet of administrative, exhibition, research, and cafeteria space that will offer a variety of cultural activities to the community. A recent EUR 27m donation from Denmark’s A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation  has brought the project one step closer to completion.
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 optimum daylighting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_daylighting
 cooling rooftop garden: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roof_garden
 A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation: http://www.apmollerfonde.dk/
 + CEBRA: http://www.cebra.info/
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/06/22/experimentarium-science-centre-by-cebra/
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