An excerpt from Dezeen’s round up:
Designed to reflect the shapes and geometry of outer space, the world’s largest astronomy museum in Shanghai has no straight lines or right angles.
“The notion of orbital motion and its relationship to time became a primary source of architectural inspiration,” explained Ennead Architects design partner Thomas J Wong.
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An excerpt from New Atlas’ round up:
The Shanghai Astronomy Museum by Ennead Architects is a stunning astronomy museum in China that’s also the world’s largest. The building’s curving design is actually inspired by the cosmos and parts of it function a little like an oversized sundial, marking the passage of time.
Its huge 420,000 sq ft (roughly 40,000 sq m) interior hosts a mixture of temporary and permanent exhibits, a solar telescope, an observatory, plus viewing points and a planetarium theater hosted in a large sphere that appears to float.
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