Since the very first age, human being was attract to explore the complexity of the limitless universe and the social relations between people. Science is aimed by the curiosity about the sourrouding world and the inner self, essential for understanding not only what we are, but also what we are to become, in light of our purposes, goals and interests.
Its shape is designed to welcome the pedestrian bridge linking the congress center to the island, and that symbolizes the aim of moving forward of the human evolution and the scientific discoveries. The external architecture design aims to present an attractive and welcoming building.
The outside is not forced into a pre-configurated and self-referential design, but it changes and transforms itself according to the time, the context and the visitors, representing the innovation of science and the evolving ability of the human.
The internal public space is the etrance to the Centre, as a foyer that welcomes visitors inviting them to find out museum galleries, and offering a space to stay and cohabit. About the museum spaces, the main idea put the visitor at the centre of the Science World, stimulating his learning and encouraging the discovery of the Galleries.
They are visually connected allowing a deep and intimate connection among them, as in the real world happens, where they constantly cohabit. The project promotes scientific innovations and new researches and discoveries throught its contents, but at the same time, it aims to be itself an example of sustainable design and construction practice.
It would face over time and to changing sourrounding conditions, adapting itself to the different levels of the water of Nemunas River, during the winter and summer time. The key idea is to promote the Science and Innovation Centre as a place able to foster an enduring relationship with science and innovation, communicating knowledge and expanding understanding through hands-on activities and play. Source by TARI-Architects.
- Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
- Architects: TARI-Architects
- Project Team: Marco Tanzilli, Claudia Ricciardi
- Client: City Kaunas
- Status: Competition entry
- Total area: 9.100 mq Building+ 4.500 mq Landscape Area
- Year: 2016
- Images: Courtesy of TARI- Architects
Article by Marco Rinaldi