A complex intersection of planes gives form to a permeable and light cube for space research and entertainment.
The space center is conceived as a 30x30x30 m “cube”, elevated from the ground of 8 m. This transparent and light structure takes shape from the intersection of differently-oriented planes in space. The configuration of these planes is indeed what defines the varying-geometry spaces of the building. In order to translate the architectural vision, a technologically-advanced and yet cost-effective structural solution has been parametrically designed and prototyped. The complex system combines standard steel space trusses with custom-made joints where at the planes intersections.
Typology: Center for space research, space-tourism training, and entertainment
Location: Lido di Jesolo, Venice, Italy
GFA: 5,400 sqm
Status: Schematic design
Architects: RBA – Ruggero Baldasso Architects
Parametric design and structures: Stefano Andreani