Gallery: Natural Science Center Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award

The building was constructed to be practical and flexible so that it could adapt over time for different educational needs.

NORD Architects, who won the award to design the science center in 2007, created a building that caters to students, children and the various programs that take place inside. The purpose of the Natural Science Center is to inspire children and young adults in the fields of science and engineering and foster a sense of curiosity and wonder. NORD designed the building to reflect that same spark of curiosity and to encourage exploration. To achieve that, the cylindrical building was built with various cutouts, terraces and openings, all of which offer views of the open landscape.


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