How to design science parks?

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From the moment they enter the science park, visitors are immersed in a story in which they are the protagonists. Sometimes the path of this story takes them by the hand like a guide and leads them into an unknown world. Sometimes they realize how special everyday events can be. The park games are so impressive and attractive that many children visit the science museum again and again. But how effective design can create these attractions is a topic our design team addresses in this article.

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Credits: eqsci / View of Najaf Science Park in Iraq

What are the parts of science park design?

For us, these sections are like a few questions to ask ourselves. First, what is the theme of this science park? Who do we want to design it for, and what age group is it for? How much space do we have available? How much budget is allocated for the project? And most importantly, how much time do we have for implementation?

Which goals are considered in design?

The main goal of all science parks is to convey scientific concepts to visitors in a fun and interactive way. Naturally, the success of the park depends on this. But in general, the goals of the science park’s stakeholders also play a role in selecting the theme.

What are our strategies for science park success?

We have to be innovative. We always want to come up with the idea that is the first of its kind, using new technologies and creative design principles. On the other hand, telling an exciting story helps guests see and immerse themselves in part of the story. But suppose we want these experiences to become a memory and visitors to come back, that alone is not enough, and we need to create deep feelings, from joy and sadness to feelings of pride, all of which contribute to the permanence of these experiences. Another critical point is the variety of games and shows because it ensures that all guests are involved.

What tools do you use to create a good environment?

There are lighting and structural elements. For example, graphic design, colours, and even VR glasses and AR augmented reality technology.

What spaces does a science park include?

It includes exhibition halls and galleries, offices, and support services. There is another essential part, which is the administrative part. This area should be completely separate from the exhibition halls so as not to disturb them and so that employees can access their workspace without having to go through the galleries. This includes the CEO’s office, supervisor, conference room, VIP, break room, and aqueduct. Auxiliary services also include parking, escalator, elevator, fire department, storage, security systems, and alarm system.

Finally, scientific topics are very diverse, and designers must work with various experts on each project. So what is unique about science park design is that new things are discovered and created each time.

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