The new Center of Natural Sciences in Bjerringbro, Denmark was designed by the architects of the young architecture studio NORD with cylindrical structure. The Natural Science Centre creates a space of inspiration for the strengthening of education in the natural sciences. Designed as a light tower iconography, the goal structure is to encourage the interest for students of secondary and secondary age nationally. Created for the Hus Naturvidenskaberne Fonden (Fund House of Natural Sciences), € 6.2million has been donated by Realdania, Viborg Kommune, Poul Due Jensens Fond and MFL.
The building of 2560 square meters is a monolithic cylinder generated by a series of geometric transformations. Towards the outside, the building seems consistent with a reduction of the facade of different ways by terraces, window openings and openings translucent. The facade is covered by u-profiles of glass that change character when weather and light conditions change. At night it is lit from within, like a lighthouse on the beach. Inside the building there is space experiments differentiated areas and flexible internal connections. The Natural Science Center is located on a hill to the north and the first thing you see upon entering the city. On the general ground of “Garden of natural sciences” will set up an educational website external and open to the public.
Rask Morten Gregersen and Johannes Pedersen, Associate Architects in NORD says “We are very proud of the result. It became a very good story to tell us that an office of youth in collaboration with the client and the contractor has delivered a building over time and within budget. This center is an example of how to create a new type of institution to the future need in terms of learning and innovation.”