Contrasts of light and dark bring science to life at Denmark’s premier science attraction
Contained in an old bottling plant, Experimentarium had to expand inwards and upwards when renovating the centre and making room for 16 new, interactive exhibitions.
The renovation added two large atriums to the building and created a strong contrast between the daylight-flooded common areas and staircases and the dark, intimate exhibition areas.
The atriums are covered with VELUX modular skylights to let in daylight and fresh air and to keep temperatures pleasant for visitors.
12 Longlights 5-25° with 159 modules cover the two atriums at the newly refurbished Experimentarium.
24 modules are venting modules and serve as an integral part of the building’s ventilation system.
The skylights meet smoke ventilation requirements, opening fast in case of fire to let smoke out through the roof.
When sunlight through the skylights lights up the copper-clad spiral staircase, it creates a spectacular installation in the middle of the atrium.