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NEMO Science Museum Marineterrein // bureau SLA

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Nemo Science Museum opened its doors in 1997 with a new building in the center of Amsterdam. The building was designed by Renzo Piano and is a popular attraction for children. The recent extension “De Studio” on the Marineterrein is a laboratory for interactive exhibitions and programs. The new part of the Science Museum also appeals to adults.“The Studio” is housed on an adjacent old military complex.

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In 2016, bureau SLA realized the transformation of one of the former naval education buildings for innovative startups. For the Science Museum, bureau SLA designed a facade of residual material from the automotive industry.The facade consists of two layers of so called contour plates. The cut shapes are used as parts for new cars.

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What remains is a 6 mm thick steel plate with graphic patterns. The plates are mounted behind each other and give a cheerful play of lines and patterns. Because the patterns were not known beforehand, the position of the contour plates was determined on the construction site.Facts & FiguresClient: NEMO Science Museum, AmsterdamDesign: bureau SLA, AmsterdamDesignteam: Peter van Assche, Malon Houben, Martynas SolovejusDesign & realization: 2019Photography: Thijs Wolzak.

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