NEMO (NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
1992 – 1997, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
The NINT’s site is located in the heart of Amsterdam near the railway station, the Maritime Museum and the Zoo. The museum is built above the entrance of an underwater road tunnel, a major civil engineering structure of the 1960s, projecting into the harbour. As the underground tunnel sinks into the harbour from the city, a pedestrian ramp rises above the water thus creating a panoramic view of the city centre, the museum itself occupying the wedge of space between the two.