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Innovative Architecture


Building Concept

The project metaphorically floats on a topography of the skies above the visitor and heightens the experience of learning about space and its elements while moving through the facility.

The undulating roof recalls the infinite landscape of space. Its angular shape gives the sense of an ever altering form depending on one’s position in relation to it. It is both enveloping and impenetrable. This roof form allows the visitor to never be disconnected from the surrounding landscape, only touching the ground where needed in particular spaces, or floating above the ground to give remarkable views in others.

Christopher Simmonds Architect 2015.

This pdf document describes the architecture:
MHO_Architecture_Drawings_2015.pdf (16MB)

Views from different points of view:

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West Profile

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West Profile

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Northwest Profile

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North Profile

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Northwest Profile

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Northeast Profile

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Northeast Profile

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East Profile

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East Profile

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Southeast Profile

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Southwest Profile

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Southwest Profile

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3D Cutout showing the planetarium and other key elements

 

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Floor Plan


  




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