Conveniently located near the centre of Groningen, the Infoversum cannot be overlooked. It is a building that makes one curious and that needs to be explored. Never before have so many different fields of expertise, goals and techniques successfully been combined in one design. Edwin Valentijn, Professor in Astronomical Information Technology at the University of Groningen, was asked to make science more accessible for the general public. He initiated what we now know as the Infoversum. A building that gives science, business and cultural activities alike a home. It is an unique place where sharing information about our surroundings and innovations for a more sustainable environment is stimulated. Jack van der Palen, Architect at architectural consultancyArchiview, found his inspiration early on by using techniques normally used in the ship-building industry and by searching for appropriate recycled materials. With his thought provoking design he visualised the philosophy behind the Infoversum in a breath taking way.
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