cultural center of european space technologies complete cultural center of european space technologies complete
jan 14, 2013

cultural center of european space technologies complete

cultural center of european space technologies completeimage © tomaz gregoricall images courtesy of OFIS architects

 

 

 

in the same town of vitanje in slovenia where herman potocnik noordung made the first theories on outer space, the noordung space wheel, or ‘cultural center of european space technologies’ (KSEVT) is now complete. basing the overall form off of the first geostationary space station, slovenian firms OFIS architects, bevk perovic arhitekti, dekleva gregoric arhitekti and sadar vuga arhitekti collaborated to design the monolithic concrete structure clad in micro-perforated aluminum sheets after the habitable wheel, as layers of circular volumes are stacked upon each other, slightly offset in angle. the lower ring angles to open from north to south exposing the glazing that marks the entrance, with the top cylinder behaving in exactly the opposite direction.

 

there are two entry points into the building, one from the gravel area by a natural green zone and stream on the  north side and the other from the main road. the entrance vestibule contains two ramps that begin the exhibit area, and can be completely opened to allow the space to spill out into the exterior square. the western side contains smaller offices along the ramp that leads to the darker display area. the highest area on the northernmost point is devoted to researchers of the history of space technology, separated from the public activities below.

 

see designboom’s earlier coverage on the design phase here.

in the rural landscapeimage © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

exterior rampimage © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

rooftop walkwayimage © tomaz gregoric

rooftopimage © tomaz gregoric

rooftopimage © tomaz gregoric

road-side entranceimage © tomaz gregoric

(left) entrance hall curtained off(right) ramp up to exhibition areaimage © tomaz gregoric

exhibition spaceimage © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

skylights highlight certain exhibits and allude to the celestial skiesimage © tomaz gregoric

upper level areaimage © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

side stairsimage © tomaz gregoric

entranceimage © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

at night, in contextimage © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

siteimage © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

 

casting of the concentric concrete ringsimage © tomaz gregoric

 

 

image © tomaz gregoric

 

 

image © tomaz gregoric

 

 

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exhibition floorimage © tomaz gregoric

 

 

image © tomaz gregoric

 

 

 

site plan

 

 

floor plan / level 0

 

 

floor plan / level 1

 

 

floor plan / level 2

 

 

floor plan / level 3

 

 

floor plan / level -1

 

 

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elevation

 

 

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elevation

 

 

project info:

 

 

location: cesta na vasi, vitanje, slovenia

project start: 2009construction start: 2009completed: 2012program: exhibition spaces, library, offices, multi-purpose hall, auditorium
type: space technology community centre
client: ksevt, vitanje community and ministry of culture, slovenia
site area: 33,305 m2total floor area: 2.450 m2
materials: concrete, glass, aluminium architecture offices: bevk perovic arhitekti, dekleva gregoric arhitekti, ofis arhitekti, sadar vuga arhitektibevk perović project team: matija bevk . vasa perovic . gerrit neumann . andreja pikelj . gonzalo piqueras . josef kalcikdekleva gregoric project team: aljosa dekleva . tina gregoric . daniel schwartzofis architects project team: rok oman . špela videcnik . andrej gregoric . janez martincic . christian gheorghe
rastislav udzankiki marien . janja del linzsadar+vuga project team: jurij sadar . bostjan vuga . vanja gortnar . sven kalim . siim johan alexanderoverall building geometry realization & project execution: josip konstantinovicfaçade details execution: rok gerbec
structural engineering: sector inzeniring d.o.o.mechanical engineering: i.s.p. kamnik d.o.o.electrical engineering: jelen &zavasnik bambi d.n.o.traffic engineering: tega d.o.o.acoustic engineering: sasa galonjanoordung space technologies center concept & producer: dragan zivadinov, miha tursicgraphic design: atelje balant

  • like a spaceship embedded into the land, very beautiful and low-key, but at the same attractive. love it.

    Jennifer Zhang says:
  • Seriously tho, with a camera on every mobile device these days, where oh where have all the UFO’s gone!

    Schermann says:

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