Astronomy Education and Research Center

Best Project of Public Space by Student

About the project
The astronomy education and research center is designed to inform people more about astronomy and its impact on life on our planet. As well as to further investigate the current themes around astronomy, astrophysics and light pollution.
The site will provide a link between the 'Hoogstraat' and the center of Ghent.
The project itself is translated by means of an interweaving of the existing office building that accommodates the research center with a newly designed volume as expo and planetarium.
By means of a wooden canopy, a coherent interaction is formed with the original interaction is formed with the original concrete structure which extends the interior space towards the exterior.
Together with the transparency of the wooden curtain wall, a link is always made with the spacious environment of the center of ghent and the green lay-out of the site.

Ghent, Belgium

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Applicant and author of the project
Yentl Dobbels, Master student at KU Leuven Ghent, Faculty of Architecture.