California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA | USA
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects
in collaboration with
The Academy's new exhibition, education and research facility boasts state-of-art environmentally sensitive building technology and the largest green roof in USA. The all surrounding steel / glass canopy measuring 4,800 sqm has an integrated photovoltaic system.
The piazza is covered by a partly open filigree skylight. Additional customised circular skylights are spread out over the green roof. The Bolla, a spherical fully glazed steel pipe dome construction has a diameter of 27 m.
A rain forest biosphere has been simulated on the inside and can be viewed by the public.
Scope of Work
Various metal and glass systems. Piazza skylight. Custom made circular skylights, Bolla
Filigree Steel Façade
Single Skin Façade
Steel & Glass Façade
California Academy of Science, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
- Dämmen, Fenster austauschen und die Kraft der Sonne nutzen[PDF]