Vulcania Science Museum – St-Ours-les-Roches

11-09-10

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

The always enlightening Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, and our nerdish interest in popular science, drove us in visiting this science museum secluded in the middle of a vulcanic area in the Auvergne region, in France.

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

The museum landmark, a fake vulcano with a geometric pattern interior simulating magma, succeeds where usually architecture fails: using golden elements without falling in the trap of a kitschy effect.

Designed by: Hans Hollein
Year: 2002
Visited: April 2009
Google Maps: Vulcania Science Museum


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