CRANBROOK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Bloomfield Hills, United States 1998

English

DESCRIPTION +


功能: addition to and renovation of existing science museum and educational facility
业主: Cranbrook Educational Community
    规模 ADDITION & RENOVATION: 30,000 & 64,000 sq ft
阶段: complete


The new addition opens up the dead end circulation of the existing 1937 galleries; the Hall of Minerals and the Hall of Man. The slipped "U" shape, like the scientific diagram for "strange attractors" allows for multiple paths within the exhibitions and programs. With this concept as an analog, Steven Holl Architects aims for a free and open-ended addition. Its circuits are unique, allowing for the potential that no visit to the new science museum will be a repeat experience, rather each engagement is provocative and unpredictable. The new Institute is centered around an inner garden where scientific phenomena are exhibited in the open air. Within this “Science Garden” is the Story of Water; water in liquid, solid and vapor is featured in flow pools, a “House of Ice,” and a “House of Vapor.” A "light laboratory" forms an entrance hall which functions as a changing exhibit. The "Story of Water" garden is divided into pavilions of liquid, solid and vapor.

AWARDS+


  • 1999 NEW YORK AIA PROJECT AWARD
  • 1995 NYC AIA DESIGN AWARD

CREDITS+

  • architect
    • – Steven Holl Architects
    • Steven Holl ( design architect )
    • Chris McVoy ( project architect )
    • Hideaki Ariizumi, Tim Bade, Stephen Cassell, Pablo Castro-Estevez, Martin Cox, Janet Cross, Yoh Hanaoka, Lisina Fingerhuth, Bradford Kelley, Jan Kinsbergen, Justin Korhammer, Anna Müller, Tomoaki Tanaka (project team)
  • engineer
    • – Ove Arup & Partners
    • Guy Nordenson ( principal in charge )
  • acoustical consultant
    • – Arup Acoustics
  • exhibition designer
    • – Cranbrook Architecture Office
  • lighting consultant
    • – L'Observatoire International
    • Hervé Descottes ( principal )
    • Dusti Helms ( project manager )
  • landscape architect
    • – Edmund Hollander Design
      – Cranbrook Architecture Office
    • Peter Osler
  • civil engineer
    • – Johnson Johnson & Roy
    • Charles Gott ( associate )
  • pool consultant
    • Dr. Gerald Palevsky
  • light lab consultant
    • – James Carpenter Design Assoc.
      – R.A. Heintges & Associates
  • house of ice collaborators/fabricators
  • construction maganger addition
    • – O'Neal Construction
  • construction manager renovation
    • – Barton Malow Construction Services

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