Minnaert Building Pop-Up Free Paper Craft Pattern Download

Minnaert Building Pop-Up Free Paper Craft Pattern Download

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Minnaert Building Pop-Up Free Paper Craft Pattern DownloadThis paper craft is the Minnaert Building , designed by Annelies Smit. The Minnaert building is definitely hard to miss, with its bold, red-painted concrete and worm-like wave pattern exterior. Another signature feature of this building is the giant letters that spell "Minnaert" on the ground floor that occupy one full story. Behind the letters is an area for bike parking for the students as biking is the main transportation in the Netherlands.

The Minnaert building is within the De Uithof campus of the Utrecht University. The campus' master plan was designed by OMA, and is where the OMA educatorium is located. 

Minnaert Building 1The building is designed for unifying the facilities for education and research that serve the faculties of Earth Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics and Computer Science, which are located in the northwestern corner of the campus.

As part of the commission for the building, the architect is required to fulfill the following requirements: "..the new-build must be realized within ecological planning constraints - to be specific, a compact built form, ecologically sound materials, natural ventilation, heat recovery, high-frequency lighting, water-saving systems and an environment-friendly restaurant." 

Minnaert Building 2One of the visible solutions to these requirements is the use of water collected to cool off the building. Rainwater collected on the roof is collected in the pool in the main hall. [Source:GalinSky]

You can download the paper craft pattern here: Minnaert Building Pop-Up Free Paper Craft Pattern Download

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