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New Sustainable California Academy of Sciences

The iconic new building opened in September 2008 is the largest public LEED Platinum-rated building in the world. The project integrates concerns about sustainability and architectural design in the construction of a major public building.

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The world’s greenest museum opened
Building hosts Holcim Awards Innovation prize hand-over
Holcim Awards competition goes global
Holcim Awards Silver 2005 to a synthesis of function, form, technology, and nature
“Integrating concerns for sustainable construction with sophisticated architectural design” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2005 for North America
Project Details
San Francisco, USA
Renzo Piano
Main Author
Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Italy
John Kociolek
Main Author
John Kociolek
California Academy of Sciences, USA
Jean Rogers
Further Author
Jean Rogers
Arup California , USA
Silver 2005
North America
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