Saturday, April 10, 2021

Groundbreaking Takes Place for Ennead Architects’ 42,000 Square Foot Shanghai Planetarium

The international competition-winning design of the Shanghai Planetarium celebrates the continuum of time and space: it is modern and forward-looking while at the same time presents a link to the past, mirroring both the rich history of Chinese astronomy and the future ambitions of China’s space exploration program.

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In linking the new Museum to both scientific purpose and to the celestial references of buildings throughout history, the exhibits and architecture will communicate more than scientific content: they will illuminate what it means to be human in a vast and largely unknown universe.

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The building form, program and circulation support the flow of visitors through the galleries and the experience of the three central bodies.

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Set within an expansive green zone, the Museum grounds include exterior exhibits, including a seventy-eight-foot-high solar telescope, as well as evening activities at a Youth Observation Camp and Observatory.

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The Museum will elevate scientific and technological capacity while redefining the Langang area, about forty-five minutes from downtown Shanghai.

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