A copper clad, helix shaped staircase welcomes visitors into the building. The shape not only reflects the scientific purpose of the Experimentarium but also provides a simple and coherent flow of visitors through the exhibits. On the exterior, the building consists of several large box shapes stacked off centre from one another to demonstrate the buildings multiple functions. The boxes are clad in a façade created from perforated aluminium panels which contrast against the old, pre-existing brick work at the base of the building.
The façade also shows air resistance encountered by the natural flow of air over the building. This acts as a physical and visual representation of science in action and helps the building itself serve as an educational tool. Kingspan’s KS1150 TL coldstore wall panel and KS1150 FR wall panel were used in this project.