Science Center - Ljubljana, Slovenia.
We want the new science center not just to be just another museum, an institution of the many existing in the city dedicated to exhibit an exhibition. But we want it to be a didactic tool to demonstrate the scientific principles in work and study.
Scientific literacy has become an essential criterion for participating in public dialogue. At the same time we want educational institutions to be nurtured in symbiosis of this center. This is because colleges, institutes and other educational centers are increasingly dependent on museums and external programming to supplement inadequate science curricula. The new Ljubljana Science Center embraces its role as an educational resource for the city area, attracting a broad audience with immersive and multi-sensory learning environments.
This new center creates a different identity for the functional urban environment of Tmovo, where the volumetric mass of the building floats on a new urban fabric. Breaking the solid stone geometry of this green blanket that floats on the new urban context have 3 volumes, which give scale to the building and endow it with character.
Rejecting the notion of museum architecture as a neutral fund for exhibitions, the building itself is designed to be a teaching tool to demonstrate scientific principles. As an institutional aspect to improve public understanding of natural systems, address and exemplify environmental responsibility. Several strategies are being used to inspire learning and understanding, including the revelation of building structure and mechanical systems, technologies for energy saving and water reuse, and the integration of Slovenia's native ecologies in landscaping.