National Science and Innovation Center of Lithuania, science center, cantilever, Lithuania, LEED certification, Architects of Invention, green architecture, prefab, structural steel, renewable energy, solar power, solar panels

The design treats public spaces as singular open-space volumes. The main entrance hall is arched with a spherical planetarium suspended overhead, while the south hall is a double-height open space for large-scale exhibition. A long-span cantilevering volume is built using structural steel fabricated into box and beam sections that make it appear to float in mid-air.

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National Science and Innovation Center of Lithuania, science center, cantilever, Lithuania, LEED certification, Architects of Invention, green architecture, prefab, structural steel, renewable energy, solar power, solar panels

Prefab modular steel elements that make up the structural backbone of the project are efficient and quick to construct and require less labor. The project, which aims for a LEED certification, uses advanced ventilation systems and the adjacent river to cool the building. Solar panels embedded into the facade provide clean energy.

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