Hamburg’s Hafencity Science Centre and Aquarium

January 31, 2008


The building of 23,000 m2 will comprise of a Science Centre, aquarium, theatre, offices, laboratories and commercial and retail facilities and is located at the eastern edge of Hafencity, Hamburg’s ambitious harbor redevelopment.

The Science Centre is constructed of ten modular blocks that connect to form a ring shaped building. This concept allows for maximum flexibility for exhibitions. Visitors will start their visit at the so called “base station” just under the top of the building, cross over through the exhibition halls and descend in the modular blocks through the various exhibited scientific subjects.
I reminded me of a drawing I did when I was in the Polytechnics 15 years ago… I thought drawing blocks was the most un-creative thing to do for a “future” theme but I did get good marks for it…hahah…

Extract from OMA

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