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BUILDING
 
 
California Academy of Sciences
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DESIGNER
 
 
Renzo Piano

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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, metal, glass
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
California
County
San Francisco
Town
San Francisco
Address
55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park)
 
 
Telephone
+1.(415).379.8000
Website
E-mail
info@calacademy.org
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Natural history museums
Buildings for recreational activities
Auditoriums and music centres
Architecture of parklands and water
Greenhouses
Aquariums
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2000    
Realisation
2008
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Raymund Ryan, "California Academy of Sciences. San Francisco, USA. Renzo Piano Building Workshop", The Plan 30, novembre/november 2008, "Letter from America" pp. 18-32
Martha Pollak, "Il paradiso terrestre a San Francisco", Il giornale dell'architettura 67, novembre 2008, "Musei" p. 16
Rob Gregory, "Academy of life", Architectural Review 1332, february 2008, pp. 28-29
"Piano en San Francisco, verdes colinas de ciencia", Arquitectura Viva 115, julio-agosto/july-august 2007 [Promesas del Este/Eastern Promises], "Breves" p. 7
Lisa Findley, "A roof of foliage covers Piano's California Academy of Sciences", Architectural Record 8/2002, august 2002, p. 32
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CLIENT
 
 
California Academy of Sciences
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 20.160
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Ove Arup & Partners
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
SWA Group
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STAFF
 
Project
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Associate designers
Stantec Architecture
Project architect
M. Carroll, O. de Nooyer with S. Ishida
Design team
B. Terpeluk, J. McNeal, A. De Flora, F. Elmalipinar, A. Guernier, D. Hart, T. Kjaer, J. Lee, A. Meine-Jansen, D. Piano, W. Piotraschke, J. Sylvester
Collaborators
C. Bruce, L. Burow, C. Cooper, A. Knapp, Y. Pages, Z. Rockett, V. Tolu, A. Walsh
Plastic models, rendering
I. Corte, S. D'Atri, G. Langanasco, M. Ottonello (CAD operators)
F. Cappellini, S. Rossi, A. Malgeri, A. Marazzi (models)
Consultant for energy and environment
Ove Arup & Partners
Civil engineer
Rutheford & Chekene
Green walls and roofs
Rana Creek
Consultant
PBS&J (Acquarium Life Support Systems)
Exhibition design
Thinc Design, Cinnabar, Visual-Acuity
General contractor
Webcor Builders
 
 
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