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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

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The perforated aluminum rectilinear blocks are staggered not only to create a distinct visual identity, but also to promote optimum daylighting [1] and greater energy efficiency. This combined with new glass inserts that allow more sunlight to penetrate the original structure and the cooling rooftop garden [2] 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 [3] has brought the project one step closer to completion.

+ CEBRA [4]

Via Dezeen [5]

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[1] optimum daylighting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_daylighting

[2] cooling rooftop garden: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roof_garden

[3] A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation: http://www.apmollerfonde.dk/

[4] + CEBRA: http://www.cebra.info/

[5] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/06/22/experimentarium-science-centre-by-cebra/

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