The California Academy of Science, located on the Golden Gate Park, combines research, exhibition, educational and office spaces. The sustainability is the key-factor of the intervention. Eco-friendly materials are chosen to minimize the environmental impact: recycled materials from the demolition of the old museum are used; a type of thick cotton batting, made from recycled blue jeans is used as thermal insulation; 90% of recycled metal has been used for the steel structure; the rainwater is recycled for irrigation; the air conditioning is replaced by a natural ventilation system; natural lighting in 90% of occupied spaces is used and 60,000 PV cells for electricity are integrated in the borders of the green roof.
California Academy of Science
|Location||San Francisco (USA)|
|Architect||RPBW with Stantec Architecture|
||Microcrystallin PV Cell|