Experimentarium is one of Copenhagen’s most popular museums, with interactive changing and permanent exhibitions about science. In 2014 the construction of a large expansion of the museum began in the former Tuborg bottling plant in Hellerup in northern Copenhagen.
The new Experimentarium will have a total size of approximately 30.000 m2 including 11.500 m2 exhibition space, 3 indoor floors and several outdoor recreational areas. The architecture is inspired by science, which is evident in for instance the 39 ton double helix steel staircase which is prominently placed in the center of the building.
The new extension is designed with the environment in mind as well as its guests. A large part of the building’s energy will come from more than 1.500 m2 of solar panels on the roof, making the two new floors energy neutral. It was an important part of the original program, since the museum is a center for modern technology and wishes to reflect their visions for the future of sustainability awareness in Denmark.
The main construction of the building consists of approximately 1000 tons of steel, including composite beams and giant trusses with a span of 44 meters, height of 6 meters and a weight of 43 tons each.
Calculations and detail design of steel connections.
The new Experimentarium building is scheduled for opening September 2016.