space wheel: noordung space habitation center
 
space wheel: noordung space habitation center
jan 05, 2011

space wheel: noordung space habitation center

a four-way collaboration between slovenian firms bevk perovic arhitekti, dekleva gregoric arhitekti, OFIS architects, and sadar vuga arhitekti, ‘space wheel: noordung space habitation center’ is the new home for the cultural center of european space technologies (KSEVT) in vitanje, slovenia. influenced by rocket engineer herman potocnik noordung’s habitation wheel for the first geostationary space station, the center features a series of hoops that criss-cross one another to create sectional level changes and slope in the building.

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
all images courtesy of the architects

 

 

consisting of two low cylinders, the entrance to the center is permitted by a lift in the lower and large cylinder to the south. supported by a glazed surface, the spatial relationship between the two cylinders result in a dynamic effect of floatation, rotation and movement–in essence, artificial gravity.

 

intended to replace the existing arts center in vitanje, the KSEVT will host a number of social activities with fixed and temporary exhibitions, conferences and club activities. the main entrance can be completely open to the public square outside to connect and expand the activities of the hall. able to hold up to 300 people, the circular hall is bordered on both sides by a curving rampway which leads visitors to the exhibition area. the smaller cylinder accommodates the multi-purpose hall, an auditorium which sits like a terrace above the main hall below. multiple sight lines are established from this vertical position to the activities below.

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
west elevation

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
east elevation

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
south elevation

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
north elevation

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
sectional scheme

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
parti

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
construction shots

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
the basic construction of the project is reinforced concrete

space wheel: noordung space habitation center

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
the project was influenced by the first geostationary space station’s habitation wheel

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
drawings of the habitation wheel

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
site plan

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
floor plan / level -1

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
floor plan / level 0

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
floor plan / level +1

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
floor plan / level +2

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
roof plan

space wheel: noordung space habitation center
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space wheel: noordung space habitation center
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    Amanda Martin
  • at least it’s not bad but it’s not new and most of all it doesn’t fit in this area…

    tino
  • this looks like a facsimile of the Danish Pavilion at World Expo:
    https://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/10076/danish-pavilion-at-shanghai-world-expo-2010.html

    kg
  • the first render looked really promising, but the way the forms have actually been divided lacks finesse and seems to undercut the original concept

    wright or wrong?
  • Pass me the ray-gun. I want to shoot myself.

    JAH
  • Guggenheim on a bender?

    dbkii

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