The new Science Centre was part of an international design competition for a significant scientific and educational facility in Nanjing. EDA International won first prize for its design and was awarded a contract for over $32 million CDN. The design concept is the Science Centre as a dynamic and exciting “machine for learning and enjoyment”. The visitor experience inside the building will promote an understanding of the ecology, geography of Nanjing and the site, as well as the understanding of the basic sciences - math, physics, chemistry and biology. Most importantly, the visitor is the central part of the experience: their interaction is what truly brings the space to life.