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Experimenta Heilbronn (Extension)

General Information

Beginning of works: 2014
Completion: 2019
Status: under construction

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Location

Location: , ,
Coordinates: 49° 8' 40.16" N    9° 12' 53.03" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

number of floors (above ground) 5
number of floors (below ground) 1
gross floor area ca. 18 000 m²
useable space ca. 13 500 m²
floor slabs span 3 m
girders span 17 m

Notes

The extension building for the Experimenta Science Centre is meant to be an architectonical beacon. The result is a striking solitary building composed of loosely stacked, pentagonal floors. Exhibition areas of the themed worlds and a helical sequence of spaces wind around the atrium. The basement level features a "Science Dome" that is covered with a cupola. Truss girders along the atrium and composite steel girders create trussed tubes that connect to a reinforced concrete core on every floor. Thus forming a solid construction, the interiors can be designed without any supports. The suspended spiral construction and large glass panes provide a maximum of transparency. Triangular-shaped facade elements form the external skin of the themed worlds.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20075138
  • Date created
    25/04/2018
  • Last Update
    02/05/2018