Experimenta is an educational science museum for learning whose goal is to present natural sciences and technologies in an entertaining, easily accessible way. Its architecture underscores this mission with unconventional shapes that reflect an experimental approach to truly educating.
The complex’s extension was designed by the architectural firm Sauerbruch Hutton and involved adding a new unit that coils around itself for five floors in a helical sequence of glass and steel spaces.
The relationship between the interior and the surrounding landscape is achieved through the interplay of the facade’s transparencies, highlighted by well-matched interior flooring in porcelain stoneware from Casalgrande Padana, featuring a unique pentagonal shape. The Architecture collection of interiors slabs, in the Cool Grey, Medium Gray and Dark Gray colors creates a sophisticated dynamic quality in the large and airy exhibition spaces as well, in keeping with the entire building’s outside structures.
Photo © Nicolò Lanfranchi