Dmitry Kovalёv Architecture
Photography Graphics Русский
GeoCenter Møns Klint, international competition, Denmark

GeoCenter Møns Klint.

Bird's eye view.

In the final two years at the institute I worked on a "Architecture in extreme relief conditions" master's dissertation and in addition to substantional text part there also had to be a project part.

So, I needed the building site of extreme relief conditions and a building program for that site.
Luckily there was a competition for the project of a GeoCenter Møns Klint. It featured extreme relief conditions in two scales: the building site itself was complicated - look at the picture - terrain is painted in different colors according to its level; and the building site is situated in the close vicinity of breath-taking cliff.

Prior to the architectural competition there has been a competition about the exhibitions at the GeoCenter Møns Klint. A winning solution offered the main exhibition to consist of 3 parallel tracks - Windows, The Path of Wisdom, The Cave Paintings. All three of them follow a time line from the Cretaceous Period 140 mill. years before our time and until today.
So all the architectural entries were bound to follow this guideline.

So, I made a project of a two-volume building, one of them for the main exhibition and another for all other functions: Hall (ticket office, tourist information, sale of merchandise, toilets), Cafeteria, The school and nature guide services, Research/Field station, Administration and service.

I put these 3 tracks of the exhibition into the mobius-shaped 3-edged toroid, so ending one track you start the next one in an infinite loop, and of course they are linked by shortcuts as they are parallel, so you are able to jump from one to any other if you don't want to go all the track from start to finish.

GeoCenter Møns Klint competition.