Macau Science Center
|Macao Science Center|
Centro de Ciência de Macau
Location in Macau
|Alternative names||Centro de Ciência de Macau|
|Address||Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macao Science Center|
|Town or city||Macau|
|Floor area||23,000-sq. meter|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Pei Partnership Architects|
The Macao Science Center also known as Macau Science Center (Chinese: 澳門科學館; Portuguese: Centro de Ciência de Macau) is a science center in Macau, China. The project to build the science center was conceived in 2001 and completed in 2009. The building was designed by Pei Partnership Architects in association with I. M. Pei and construction started in 2006. The structural engineer was Leslie E. Robertson Associates. The center was opened in December 2009 by the Chinese President Hu Jintao.
The main building has a distinctive, asymmetrical, conical shape with a spiral walkway and a large atrium inside. Galleries lead off the walkway, mainly consisting of interactive exhibits aimed at science education.
It caught on fire on 20 November 2015, due to welding occurring on the top level of the building.
- Development & Construction, Macao Science Center.
- President Hu inaugurates Macao Science Center, People's Daily, 20 December 2009.
- "Fire forces partial closure of Macau Science Center | MACAU DAILY TIMES". macaudailytimes.com.mo. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
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- Macao Science Center website
- Macao Science Center (Chinese)
- Macao Science Center (Portuguese)
- Macao Science Center (English)
- Reference Page at Pei Architects
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