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  • Sketch/ Wilkinson Eyre Architects
  • Sketch/ Wilkinson Eyre Architects
  • Sketch/ Wilkinson Eyre Architects

National Science Centre of Trinidad & Tobago

This feasibility study involved design proposals for the new Science Centre for Trinidad & Tobago. Designed as a model for ideas on sustainability, the concept aimed to create a functional and dramatic building set imaginatively into the landscape and promoting passive air movement from the prevailing wind to maintain comfort levels throughout. The materials and forms of construction used are indigenous to Trindad & Tobago, and are set off by specific items of advanced technology as ‘living’ exhibits.

Exhibition spaces are dispersed radially around a central zone which acts as a gathering place for visitors, reflecting the interconnecting themes of the exhibition. This plan allowed the opportunity to create exciting portals to each individual exhibition ‘pavilion’, and the intervening spaces to be used for connecting exhibitions, expressions of nature and refreshment.

Date:
2002
Location:
Trindad & Tobago
Client:
Symonds
Type:
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