Cultural Center of EU Space Technologies (KSEVT) in Vitanje, Slovenia by Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti, SADAR+VUGA, OFIS Architects and Bevk Perovic Arhitekti:

The Cultural Center of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) will substantially supplement and emphasize the local cultural and social activities of the former Community Center in Vitanje, the town in Slovenia that was family home to Herman Potocnik Noordung, the first theoretician of space. The program includes additional cultural (exhibitions, events) and scientific activities (research, conferences) strongly connected to the phenomena of ‘culturalisation of the space’.

The concept design for the building of the KSEVT derives from the habitation wheel of the first geostationary space station described in Noordung’s 1929 book titled “The Problem of Space Travel – The Rocket Motor“. The main exhibition space circularly wraps the main round hall, which connects with the research spaces above through the round opening between the two spaces. It creates interaction between the program of local community and the scientific program of KSEVT.

via ArchDaily