China is getting ready to host the world’s largest astronomy museum.
The museum, which includes structures implying the orbits of celestial bodies, was designed to reflect the geometry of the universe with its complex curvilinear shape.
LARGEST MUSEUM OF ASTRONOMY
The Shanghai Astronomy Museum, built on an area of approximately 39,000 square meters, will open on Friday.
The museum includes exhibits, a planetarium, an observatory, and a solar telescope. The design of the project was done by a US company in 2014.
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“INCREDIBLE OF ARCHITECTURE INSPIRED FROM ASTRONOMY”
According to CNN International, chief designer Thomas J. Wong said, “We thought we could leverage architecture to bring incredible impact to this whole experience. The building is the embodiment of astronomy-inspired architecture.” said.
Through the design, Wong and his team aimed to show that everything in the universe is in constant motion and is governed by a series of forces.
Team; He was also fascinated by the “three-body problem”, the as yet unsolved question of how to mathematically calculate the motions of three celestial beings, such as planets, moons, and stars, based on their gravitational relationships.
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OBJECTIVE OF THE DESIGN
“The reason we think the three-body problem is interesting is because it’s a complex set of orbitals.” Wong said:
“These are relationships that are dynamic as opposed to a simple circle around the center. And capturing that complexity was part of the design’s purpose.”