Pre-opening of the Biomuseo in Panama, the first project by Frank Gehry in Latin America and Tropics; it is located in Calzada de Amador an important Panama Canal access to the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by the ocean and a Biopark.
Panama is the ideal place to show biodiversity; its wildlife, different environments and water are combined to create an incredible intensity. The best location to built the new poli-chromatic Biomuseo, characterized by the typical and unmistakable de-structurated volumes (for each volume a different function) signed by Frank Gehry. The building was designed to explain the history of the Isthmus of Panama, only 75 sq km of land, that emerging from the sea three million years ago have joined two continents and divided a vast ocean, changing the biodiversity on the Planet.
The museum of 4,000 square meters is surrounded by a botanical park and hosts eight permanent exhibition galleries designed by Canadian designer Bruce Mau. In addition to the main spaces, the museum includes a public lobby, a space for temporary exhibitions, shops, a cafetteria and outdoor exhibitions.
Photo: Biomuseo view ©Victoria Murillo, courtesy of Biomuseo.