Interstellar Research & Exhibition Centre

Interstellar Research & Exhibition Centre

Connecting the wonders of space with the power of place

Student: Haya Omar Ayoub
Project Type: Space Centre for Research and Exhibition

The main goal of the project is to connect the guests with the outer universe and remind them of how the universe is infinite. Interstellar Research and Exhibition Centre will also help to widen user’s knowledge towards space exploration and support the goals of the United Arab Emirates towards space exploration. The name carries a meaning that is related to the design concept - the word interstellar means between the stars. Stars are the first visual connection we have as humans with the outer space and gazing into them makes us feel like we are between multiple planets providing a feeling of curiosity, hope and positivity which are qualities and feelings in this changing world I intend to deliver to the guests and workers. The main design approach is the idea of centralization and how the centre enlightens the users and know the unknown. Innovative aspects are used in a variety of functions. Centralizing everything to connect it with the concept enlightens the overall experience for the user allowing easier circulation. The overall design is a learning journey, and it all starts with the first step into the building having all the learning and exhibition functions on the ground floor and the research department in the upper floor. The colour approaches and materials differ on both floors catering for different requirements. The first floor has a lighter color scheme for a special effect and hygiene factors, while for the ground floor the spaces will be darker for the digital uses.