Heinle Wischer and Partner Wins Małopolska Science Center Design Competition
Heinle Wischer and Partner has been awarded the top prize in a competition to design the Małopolska Science Center in Krakow, Poland. The Berlin–based architecture practice conceived the property with a simple but expressive design that engages with the surrounding environment. A construction timeline has not yet been announced.
The proposed center will be defined by a triangular form that slopes toward the ground plane from north to south. Four main sections will be housed within the building to accommodate a main entrance, an exhibition space, conference rooms, and ancillary rooms that will be home to laboratories and workshop spaces. Each floor will also be outfitted with its own unique floorplan and height.
In addition to an observation platform overlooking a nearby airport tarmac, the landscaped rooftop will be populated with native plant species to help improve the building’s surrounding microclimate. Geothermal energy technology will be employed to generate onsite heating and cooling as well.