This nature hub is positioned conceptually at the center of the exploratory measures of science that surround it within the building. The natural environment is the starting point for the investigation into advancements in science and all that is exhibited within CFPS.
Through the exhibition level, the visitor can continue up to the science garden which is located on the roof. Here, visitors can participate in experiements, urban farming and play on the playground. From here, the Big Lawn in which the building is situated can be seen, as well as the entire science campus.
The perimeter facade of the CFPS is a continuous belt of converging and diverging transparent and opaque glazing set behind white aluminum clad stripes that embrace the entire building. Solar tubes are mounted on the southern and southwester side of the building. The perimeter wall of the atrium is entirely glazed, offering a view to and from the exhibition floor. The main exhibition floor is entirely paved in wood. Its gridded ceiling has artificial lighting embedded in the grid. Its intensity can be changed according to different exhibition settings.
Architects: SADAR+VUGA – Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Jure Hrovat, Jonathan Podboršek, Janko Radojevi?, Milena Zindovi?
Location: Blok 39, Belgrade, Serbia
Source: Open international competition
Client: Ministry of Science and Technological Development – Republic of Serbia
Site area: 116.600 m2
Building area: 6.184 m2
Total floor area: 19.840 m2
Storeys: garage, atrium level, public level, roof
Structure: double curved – folded shell structure
Cladding: white aluminum clad stripes + translucent, transparent and opaque glazing.