The National Interactive Science Center, housing the Malta Planetarium, is a complex that will occupy several of the most imposing and magnificent buildings overlooking the entrance into the Grand Harbour in Malta. The site comprises of 4 buildings and an outdoor space, each of which will be pivotal to displaying exhibits and presenting live science. QP structural and civil engineering have been engaged to design the geodesic structure for the 12.8 metre diameter planetarium, which will be fitted with a complete Colorspace 4K theater system.
QP has been appointed as structural engineers to design and certify the structural steel sphere forming the Planetarium Building at Bighi, Kalkara
Appointment: 2014; Construction start: 2015; Completion: 2016; Area: 12.8m Diameter; Client: Pillow Space Frame Ltd on behalf of Schembri Bros. Ltd o.b.o. Malta Council for Science and Technology