Advance scientific understanding and increase the competitiveness of the future generations! ScienceSouth’s vision is to engage 125,000 individuals per year through the creation of innovative, enjoyable, learning experiences. It will achieve this by providing young people with scientific adventures, technology endeavors and first hand experiences. Active learning, invention, and problem solving based programs will also be delivered to children and their key influencers – teachers and extended family.
By an iconic facility, ScienceSouth will convey the significance of community based learning to the region and state. The architecture will reflect the environment by using the geometry found in nature including, the Fibonacci spiral, the structure of spider webs, the hexagonal honeycomb and the tree with its branching structure.
The structures will radically change visitor perspectives. The architecture will capitalize on existing site features to achieve rich and diverse visitor experiences. Connections to the environment and nature are vital and require the opportunity to make real time observations inside and outside the buildings.
The design will pursue the use of alternative energy and efficient uses of energy. It will achieve a green architecture designation and “tread lightly” on the site, leaving no indelible impact. It will demonstrate best practice in the construction systems and use of materials.
The structure will have three innovative physical spaces: the Pivot, the Span and the Spire.