Entry No. EC2810-B

The idea of a spiral is taken as the basis of architectural form. The spiral is a symbol of time, cyclic rhythms, birth and death, and infinity. The spiral can be found in the shapes of the galaxy and whirlpools. Recent research claims that the Earth moves along a spiral axis. The main central core of the building is a spirally twisted ramp, through which the main flow of visitors moves. The process of ascent is a kind of pilgrimage to the sky. Visitors use augmented reality devices to read information located on the walls along the entire rise, and also to examine the objects flying between the wall and the ramp.

There is a huge atrium in the center of the building, reminiscent of a black hole in space. The atrium is equipped with devices that allow people feel the lack of gravity when they enter this zone. Going up on the ramp, a person sees only heavy darkness, feeling like a little speck of dust in a huge world.

Between the funnel and the outer shell there is an open space for a more practical study of the cosmos. Here you can see exhibits of debris of asteroids and mock-ups of celestial bodies.

In the outer shell there are areas for research and exploration of space – laboratories, lecture rooms, a library, etc. There are also technical rooms, recreation areas and cafes, stairs and elevators.

A huge dome with projection covers the atrium and is seen throughought the whole journey. The destination is on the roof, where a viewing platform with a beautiful view of the sky is located. With the help of a telescope, one can observe the changes on the heavenly canvas.

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