mandag 19. juli 2021

World's largest astronomy museum set to open in Shanghai

The world's largest astronomy museum is opening in Shanghai, and its complex curvilinear shape has been designed to reflect the geometry of the cosmos. With no straight lines or right angles used throughout, the structure is instead formed from three overlapping arcs that allude to the orbits of celestial bodies.

Opening Friday, the 420,000-square-foot Shanghai Astronomy Museum -- a branch of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum -- will house exhibitions, a planetarium, an observatory and a 78-foot-tall solar telescope. It was conceived by US firm Ennead Architects, which in 2014 won an international competition to design the building.