The California Academy of Science by Renzo Piano

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The California Academy of Science is providing modern facility for exhibition, education, conservation and research under one roof.
The architect, Renzo Piano applied sustainable design strategies throughout the whole building.
Natural ventilation replacing air-conditioning, efficient building materials, water reuse, green roof, natural lighting are some of the sustainable features in the building. ( refer to arch daily for detail explanation )
The project conserves two limestone walls from the previous building (1934), and houses a planetarium, a rain forest habitat and an aquarium, and several exhibition spaces to house the several Academy collections.
Renzo Piano official website
Archrecord website