Science centre opens for the youth

Inspiria Science Centre which is designed as one of the most sustainable science centres in Europe was inaugurated on the 30th of August.

The new Inspiria Science Centre in Sarpsborg in Norway was inaugurated on the 30th of August by the Norwegian Minister for Culture and Minister for Education. As the architects behind the science centre we also made a speech about the architectural ambitions, as the architecture is conceived and designed as a communications platform to create regional interest in the natural sciences and national interest in the region.
The science centre is thus designed as a passive house with a close contact to nature, by which the architecture and the science centre’s focus on energy, the environment and health merge into a single narrative. The narrative permeates the building’s basic form, where nature’s cycle, cyclical repetitions and spiral forms blend with the technology cycle, expressed through the universal power of the circular basic form.
The goal has thus been to create a striking building, which in itself constitutes an identity-laden branding of INSPIRIA Science Centre by uniting the activities of the science centre into a single concept. Overall, the science centre is expected to attract more than 100.000 visitors every year, who can acquire knowledge through play by means of interactive exhibits, public workshops, a planetarium and an outdoor science park that is connected to the building’s two exhibition levels.