• DE
  • EN
  • FR
  • International Database and Gallery of Structures


General Information

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

Project Type


Location: , ,
Coordinates: 49° 8' 40.16" N    9° 12' 53.03" E
Show coordinates on a map

Technical Information


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


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.

Relevant Web Sites

There currently are no relevant websites listed.

Relevant Publications

  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
  • Published on:
  • Last updated on:
Structurae cooperates with
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
e-mosty Magazine
e-BrIM Magazine