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Technorama Science Center Facade Educates About Wind Currents And Turbulence

Technorama Science Center Facade Educates About Wind Currents And Turbulence

Technorama Science Center (Images courtesy YouTube)
By Andrew Liszewski

I love me a good science center, but I particularly like it when the actual building manages to educate as much as the exhibits inside do. Case in point, the The Swiss Technorama Science Center in Winterthur, Switzerland. Way back in 2002 they hired Ned Kahn to design a unique facade for the building which consisted of thousands of small aluminum panels that move with the air currents revealing the patterns of turbulence in the winds. Obviously the still shots don’t do it justice, so if you have a few minutes I highly recommend checking out the video below to see it in action, it’s quite hypnotic.

[ YouTube – Technorama Facade ] VIA [ swissmiss ]







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