This urban museum (and its landscape) strive to inspire minds through the exploration of nature and complex scientific systems.
Planted with tawny grasses, “shingled” with slabs of sandstone, and “littered” with monumental concrete slabs that look as if pieces of the building fell off during construction, the sloping green roof, visible from the building’s interior and exterior, is a sight to behold! Meanwhile, on the ground floor, sheltered by a bosque of bald cypresses, with artificial turf standing in for a swampy lake, the froggy children’s play area is charming place for kids to burn off some energy.
The project required large volumes of material and the hoisting of extremely large trees. Our team worked with hundreds of tons of stone on structure and a very tight worksite to install the structural foam and precast concrete blocks, plinth roof, vertical soil containment system, softscape, drainage and irrigation on a very challenging timeline.
Landscape Design by Talley Associates.