Buildings, which are located in planetariums, traditionally have a fairly unusual architecture, which often displays their functionality. Not to be unfounded, we will show you today the 10 most beautiful and extraordinary in the world of planetariums.
Planetarium Indira Gandhi. Lucknow, India In the Indian city of Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh, in 1993 was opened a planetarium Indira Gandhi – one of the most unusual buildings in all of India. This five-story building with a diameter of 21 metres, has an appearance similar to the outline of "ringed" planet, Saturn.
Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. Montreal, Canada Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, which opened recently in the canadian city of Montreal in the province of Quebec, consists of two symmetrical towers, each of which is a separate room for the scientific and educational show. These structures are similar to the clipped cones symbolize, on the one hand, craters on the moon, on the other – staring at the sky telescopes.
L'hemisfèric. Valencia, Spain, L'hemisfèric was built in Valencia by architect Santiago Calatrava, is one of the most beautiful, unusual and famous buildings on Earth. Within the walls of this building is the IMAX theatre space for the laser show and the planetarium. The building is part of a complex City of arts and Sciences – a real architectural gems of Spain and Europe as a whole.
At-Bristol. Bristol, UK the authors of the project of the building of the planetarium in Bristol not long thought of the form of this construction. They made it spherical, the shape of the planets of the Solar system. This building is only one of the pavilions At-Bristol is the largest scientific and educational center in the whole of the UK.
The dome of the planetarium for at-Bristol has a capacity for 80 persons, and a day pass through it more than a thousand visitors. Perhaps one of the reasons for this popularity is the license to sell alcohol, which has this scientific institution.
The Hayden Planetarium. New York, USA to Make a planetarium in the form of a ball and decided the authors of the project of the building of the Hayden Planetarium, located in Central Park in new York. But, in order not to be very concise, they decided to package one perfect shape to another. Around the spherical building of the planetarium is also a cubic pavilion.
Spherical hall of the Hayden Planetarium represents the Sun, around which revolve a small planet in our solar system with a diameter of three meters.
The Tycho Brahe Planetarium. Copenhagen, Denmark Astronomer Tycho Brahe is one of the world's most famous Danes in history of this nation. And therefore it is not surprising that his name is the planetarium in Copenhagen.
However, the building of this planetarium is not a building of the sixteenth century, when he lived in Braga. This contemporary modern building, which looks like a truncated angle pipe, staring at the sky.
The Adler Planetarium. Chicago, United States Built in the thirties of the 20th century, the planetarium Adler Planetarium is one of the ugliest buildings in Chicago. A special "flavor" that makes the fact that the exterior is very similar to the mosque of the dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.
However, Adler Planetarium is protected by the state. After this first planetarium in the territory of the United States of America.
Cultural and educational center. Valentina Tereshkova. Yaroslavl, Russia In the Russian city of Yaroslavl planetarium is also one of the most strange and ugly buildings. This building has an eclectic shape, consisting of several absolutely unrelated conceptually and visually volumes.
Inside this cultural and educational center, named in honor of the world's first woman cosmonaut, located in the planetarium, with the possibility of three-dimensional computer animation, the Observatory, the exhibition hall "History of space" and cognitive-entertainment complex.
Planetarium Negara. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia the Last thing it looks like the building of the Planetarium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, is the planetarium. Externally the building looks like it's some kind of chic is decorated in an Oriental style Palace, as if coming to reality with the game "Prince of Persia". However, the Negara Planetarium is the planetarium, scientific and entertainment facility to tell visitors about the Space and Universe as a whole.
The planetarium in Nagoya. Nagoya, Japan This review would not be complete without a planetarium in Nagoya, Japan. This structure is remarkable for two reasons. First, it is the largest planetarium in the world. The diameter of its dome is 35 meters.
Second, the spherical building of the planetarium in Nagoya is not on the ground, it hangs over her, using as a support of the two buildings City science Museum, part of which is.