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Natural Science Center / NORD Architects

  • 01:00 - 31 October, 2010
Natural Science Center / NORD Architects
Natural Science Center / NORD Architects, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bjerringbro, Denmark
  • Engineer

    Cowi a/s, Riisøe Rådgivende Ingeniør –, Svend Ole Hansen ApS – Arup
  • Landscape Architect

    Charlotte Skibsted, Landskabsarkitekt MDL MAA
  • Client

    Fonden Naturvidenskabernes Hus
  • Donators

    Realdania, Viborg Kommune, Poul Due Jensens Fond and others
  • Client Advisor

    Rambøll Danmark a/s
  • Budget

    46,300,000 DKK
  • Landscape Architect:

    harlotte Skibsted, Landskabsarkitekt MDL MAA
  • Area

    2560.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Since the concrete dried last winter the Natural Science Center has attracted a lot of attention worldwide. The Danish building situated in Bjerringbro far away from the capital Copenhagen has just been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award.

- We are very happy to be nominated. It means a lot to us, says Morten Rask Gregersen partner in Nord Architects Copenhagen.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

The Natural Science center is a building out of the ordinary. If you thought atriums spanning two floors were cool, think again. In the Natural Science Center all spaces are open and have views spanning several floors. The building itself is shaped as a cylinder with terraces, openings and cuts to explore and get lost in.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

- The idea behind the Natural Science Center is to make young people interested in natural science and pursue a career within that field. Natural Science is about exploring and asking questions, so we wanted to design a building that made them do just that, says partner in Nord Architects Copenhagen Johannes Pedersen.

The building is designed with a sturdy interior to encourage experiments. If a future scientist needs to make a hole in the concrete floor to carry out his experiment, it is quite all right. The architects are okay with it. Despite the Natural Science Center’s iconic status, it is first and foremost a building designed to be used.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

- We have made a clear distinction between the interior and the exterior. The interior is rough with concrete surfaces designed to be used, while the exterior has smooth surfaces made of glass profiles. In this way the building is both an elegant icon for Bjerringbro and a place where young people can get their hands dirty doing all sorts of experiments, says Morten Rask Gregersen.

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Daniela Brasil · November 03, 2010
Maciej Starewicz · November 01, 2010

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up_today_arch · November 01, 2010

Looks lottle bit more attractive then others sustainable buildings...

Le CorBOOZiEr - · November 05, 2011 01:09 AM

"Looks A LITTLE bit more attractive THAN OTHER sustainable buildings."

-Le CorBOOziEr

archilocus · November 01, 2010

What should we understand from the spatial section ? Is the building warming up the cool air at night and cooling down the warm air at day ? What's so particular or sustainable in there ?

a+ · November 04, 2011 05:07 AM

I don't think they were drawing the section for you. It might be for a client who isn't as sustainably advance as you are.

Jürgen · November 01, 2010

Very nice project! The first image in particular seems convincing!

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hmmm, looks familiar...:
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