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This Wooden Geodesic Dome Contains the World's Largest Planetarium

Posted On: Apr 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

This Wooden Geodesic Dome Contains the World's Largest Planetarium

© Anastasia Ra, Daria Priroda, Olga Romanenko
The project inscribed inside a gasholder in St. Petersburg, aims to transform an industrial area into an educational and scientific center with a large projection screen. The fun part? It is located in a large geodesic dome. The geometric model is made up of mainly with wood and metal links for a light and resistant construction. From the architects. The geodesic dome of the Planetarium is part of a large-scale idea to transform an industrial area into a modern architectural project and a scientific and educational center with "the world's largest planetarium."
© Anastasia Ra, Daria Priroda, Olga Romanenko
The central building of the planetarium is a gasholder on a water canal, an architectural monument with historical connotations. Built in 1884 by Rudolf Bernhard for the "City Lighting Society" of St. Petersburg for storage and supply of gas for street lamps, it has remained abandoned for 120 years since the appearance of electricity. In 2015, the future author...

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