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BUILDING
 
 
Biomuseo
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DESIGNER
 
 
Frank O. Gehry

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CONTEXT
 
Overview
Frank O. Gehry, Biomuseo, Panama City, Edwina von Gal, Bruce Mau Design, O.M. Ramirez Y Asociados, Ensitu
Relationship with the location
Frank O. Gehry, Biomuseo, Panama City, Edwina von Gal, Bruce Mau Design, O.M. Ramirez Y Asociados, Ensitu
Location
Frank O. Gehry, Biomuseo, Panama City, Edwina von Gal, Bruce Mau Design, O.M. Ramirez Y Asociados, Ensitu
Panorama
Frank O. Gehry, Biomuseo, Panama City, Edwina von Gal, Bruce Mau Design, O.M. Ramirez Y Asociados, Ensitu
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
Panama
Province
Panama
Town
Panama City [Ciudad de Panamá]
Address
Calzada de Amador (Causeway Islands)
 
 
Website
E-mail
consultas@biomuseo.com
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Natural history museums
Architecture of parklands and water
Aquariums

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Landscape architecture
Botanical gardens
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Shops
Bars, cafeterias
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1999    
Realisation
2008 - 2014
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Frank o. Gehry. Biomuseo, Panama City, Arquitectura Viva"Colores en canal. Frank Gehry. Biomuseo, Ciudad de Panamá / Colours in the channel. Frank Gehry. Biomuseo, Panama City", Arquitectura Viva 170 [Iconos expandidos / Expanded Icons. Deconstructing Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid], 01/2015, pp. 24-29
"Biomuseo, Panama City, Panama", GA Document 130 [Frank O. Gehry], december 2014, pp. 114-121
Francesco Dal Co, "Biomuseo, Panama", Casabella 1413, novembre/november 2014, pp. 86-113
Cathleen McGuigan, Beth Broome, "Gehry's new museums", Architectural Record 10/2014, october 2014, pp. 79-95
Beth Broome, "Biomuseo, Panama City", Architectural Record 10/2014, october 2014, pp. 90-95 (79-95)
"Biomuseo Puente de Vida, Panama City, Panama", L'Arca International 114, september/october 2014, pp. 44-53
"Gehry's Biomuseo", Icon 132, june 2014, pp. 54-56
Beth Broome, "Panama's instant icon primps for its debut", Architectural Record 3/2014, march 2014, pp. 23-24
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
The fuselage of the plane, model Boeing 737-800 Next Generation, of Copa Airlines is painted with a design that celebrates the Biomuseo.
This design was styled by Joyce Shin, a member of Gehry Partners.
Frank O. Gehry, Biomuseo, Panama City, Edwina von Gal, Bruce Mau Design, O.M. Ramirez Y Asociados, Ensitu
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CLIENT
 
 
Fundación Amador
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 4,000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
O.M. Ramirez Y Asociados
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Edwina von Gal
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STAFF
 
Project
Gehry Partners
Exhibition design
Bruce Mau Design
Design team
Elmer Barco, Danelle Briscoe, Vartan Chalikian, Tina Chee, Denise Disney, Sam Gehry, Jose Gonzalez, Kerenza Harris, Jeremy Leman, Chris Mercier, George Metzger, Nathaniel Nacionales, Scott Natvig, Michael O’Boyle, Markus Sohst, Armando Solano
Executive architect
Ensitu, S.A.
Systems
Don C. Gilmore and Associates, Inc.
Mechanical engineer
J.E. Kiamco Y Asociados, S.A. [Panama]
Acoustical consultant
Cerami Inc.
Aquarium consultant
T.A. Maranda Consultants, Inc.
Lighting engineer
Lightswitch
General contractor
Ingeneria R.M., S.A.
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CREDITS
 
 
Frank O. Gehry, Biomuseo, Panama City, Edwina von Gal, Bruce Mau Design, O.M. Ramirez Y Asociados, Ensitu



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