Creating the world’s greenest museum

California Academy of Sciences

Exploring, explaining and sustaining life in the heart of California

The world’s greenest museum is the California Academy of Sciences. And we created it together with world renowned architect Renzo Piano. Dedicated to exploring, explaining and sustaining life, the museum houses over 46 million species and supports world-class research that contributes to a more sustainable planet. After understanding how visitors (young and old) learn, interact and engage with the space we created an immersive, playful and sensory journey through the natural history exhibits, aquarium and planetarium, while exploring the ecological impact of every element of the museum experience.

We created an experience where visitors could explore the world's most vibrant natural ecosystems in the heart of San Francisco.
Inside the dome we designed a circular canopy in which visitors could overlook the butterfly-filled, four-storey Osher Rainforest.
Travel to the depths of the little-known 'twilight zone' in the Steinhart Aquarium. Designed with panoramic views from the sea bed, it is the most biologically diverse and interactive aquariums on Earth.
The Living Roof is an exhibit all of its own. Home to local wildlife, it encourages biodiversity while providing the museum with green energy and water.

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