Science Island Kaunas Design by Alper Derinboğaz

Science Island International Design Contest Entry, Kaunas Architecture Competiiton, Building

Science Island Kaunas Design by Alper Derinboğaz

Nemunas Island Architecture Contest in Lithuania – design by Alper Derinboğaz, Salon

9 Nov 2016

Science Island International Design Contest Entry by Alper Derinboğaz

Location: Nemuno sala (Nemunas Island), Kaunas, Lithuania

Science Island International Competition Entry by Alper Derinboğaz

Design: Alper Derinboğaz, Salon

Science Island: An Emphatic Approach to Nature

Science Island is a project in Kaunas, Lithuania designed as an icon of the paradigm between the natural landscape, mankind’s intrinsic curiosity of the complexity of the universe, and the responsibility human have within it by Alper Derinbogaz. Its ultimate aim is to achieve a high quality physical and intellectual access, establishing itself as a landmark institution in the dissemination of knowledge about the world, and have its architectural syntax play an active role in the interpretation of that knowledge.

Science Island Kaunas Design by Alper Derinbogaz

The design of the Science center follows an emphatic approach unique to the ecology of the island, specifically investigating the arrangement of flora scattered across the island. This results in a design that does not merely regard the island as a site to build on, but rather a set of spatial conditions with which to derive a new spatial paradigm extrapolated from within its system.

Science Island Kaunas Design by Alper Derinbogaz

A promenade through the Center itself follows a route along the inner face of its bioclimatic skin, formally generated by architecturally modelling Alan Turing’s equation on Morphogenesis; its Stratiform curating a kaleidoscopic visual journey of the the Island and the urban silhouette beyond. The clustering of its volumes utilizes these visual corridors and maximizes daylight and ventilation potentials within its internal arrangement; a configuration of temporary and permanent exhibition galleries offering immense adaptability.

Science Island Kaunas Design by Alper Derinbogaz

The specific material technology of the Stratiform itself will invite local cement industries to utilize Lithuania’s abundance of raw materials and will challenge evolutionary practices of high-quality cement construction, specifically techniques of Cloth-Form work. The use of fiber-cement formed in cloth formwork minimizes waste products by eliminating the formwork structures and energy.

Beyond its Stratiform, a multitude of other sustainable material technologies and systems are employed within our design to ensure the sustainable lifespan of the building. Integral systems of river-heat exchangers and geothermal integrated pile foundations, ensure a symbiotic coexistence of the proposal with the island.

Science Island Kaunas Design by Alper Derinbogaz

Generating new possibilities for the city to engage with the island, the design challenges visitors to discover more courageous paths at every visit. Drawing a contrast between the island and its surrounding urban fabric, the design prioritizes the preservation of earth, the foundation of the rich floral biodiversity of the island whilst maintaining a playful association with it.

This soft design approach establishes the paths of the Center within a framework of possibilities and nodal connections which, with the natural thresholds of the island generates a field of curiosity; spaces which can host exhibitions, gardens, events, or even individual moments of scientific adventure. Solar shaded and wind protected courtyards will provide comfort up to 50% of the time. In turn, this strategical organization generates new interactions beyond the island, dialogues between the old city center and the new city; Nemunos Street turns into a bridge to connect the old city center, Daukanto Bridge engages Laisves Street, the Concert and Congress centers and Aleksotas is linked with two other bridge connections, Zalgiris Arena is engaged by mutual outdoor uses. This field of interactions and curiosities within Kaunas will become both a natural refuge from it, as well as an agglomeration of its historical and cultural legacy.

Science Island Kaunas Design by Alper Derinbogaz

Credits

Project Name: Science Island
Design: Alper Derinbogaz
Team: Sevki Topcu, Selcuk Kismir, Thibault Jalby, Ecem Cinar, Seda Duran, Ayse Tugce Pinar, Aygul Cinar, Deniz Karadere, Ali Asad, Mazvydas Samuolis
Project Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Project Area: 9000 sqm
Design Completion Date: 10.09.2016

Science Island Kaunas Design by Alper Derinbogaz

Science Island International Design Contest Entry images / information received from Alper Derinbogaz Architects

3 Nov 2016

Science Island International Design Contest Entry

Location: Nemuno sala (Nemunas Island), Kaunas, Lithuania

Science Island International Design Contest Winners

Design: Architects of Invention

The National Science and Innovation Centre of Lithuania

Kaunas Science Centre Competition Entry

Science Island International Design Contest Entry by Architects of Invention

3 + 1 Oct 2016

Science Island International Design Contest, Lithuania

Location: Nemuno sala (Nemunas Island), Kaunas, Lithuania

Images of winning designs now online below.

Science Island International Design Contest Winners

Nemunas Island Kaunas

Science Island International Design Contest

The Prime Minister of Lithuania together with the Mayor of Kaunas City Municipality on 30 September 2016 announced the three winners of the open anonymous design contest for the new circa €25M National Science and Innovation Centre of Lithuania in Kaunas, known as Science Island.

The successful architecture practices come from across the world. They were (in order of rank):

SMAR Architecture Studio (Australia and Spain)
Science Island competition design by SMAR Architecture Studio
images © Malcolm Reading Consultants / SMAR Architecture Studio

SimpsonHaugh and Partners (United Kingdom)
Science Island contest design by SimpsonHaugh and Partners
images © Malcolm Reading Consultants / SimpsonHaugh and Partners

Donghua Chen Studio (China)
Science Island contest design by Donghua Chen Studio
images © Malcolm Reading Consultants / Donghua Chen Studio

Science Island International Design Contest, Lithuania images / information received from Malcolm Reading Consultants

Location:Nemuno sala, Kaunas, Lithuania ‘




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