Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Location: San Francisco, California
The new Academy rises on the same site of the former California Academy of Science in Golden Gate Park, with primary goal to provide modern facility for education, exhibition, conservation and research under one roof. Implementing eco-solutions the building has natural ventilation instead of air conditioning, carefully chosen building materials, efficient reuse of energy and water. Continue for more info and images after the jump:
Landscaped green roof, undulates to accommodate Academy’s Planetarium, the Rain forest Exhibit and the Steinhart Aquarium entrance.
Image Credits: Jiattison and Renzo Piano Building Workshop