Panama Biomuseo by Frank Gehry ready for Grand Opening

Panama Biomuseo by Frank Gehry ready for Grand Openingpanama biomuseo by frank gehry ready for grand openingpanama’s biomuseo is set to open its doors to the public, almost ten years after construction began. designed by frank gehry, the cultural institution explores the isthmus and the diverse range of species which inhabit the region. the development is conceived as a catalytic structure which will serve as a beacon for the country and its population.
frank gehry biomuseum in panama designboom
the development is conceived as a landmark structure serving as a beacon for the country 
photo courtesy of biomuseo



located at the entrance to the panama canal, the biomuseo offers views across the water towards panama city and the old town. gehry’s fragmented and asymmetrical design comprises undulating roof panels, a collage of form and color which reflect the area’s tropical environment. appealing to a broad range of visitors, the scheme combines art with science and will host cultural events throughout the year, such as music concerts and private functions.

for previous designboom’s previous coverage of frank gehry’s ‘biomuseo’, see here.
Panama Biomuseo by Frank Gehry ready for Grand Openingfrank gehry biomuseum in panama designboom
the cultural institution explores the isthmus and the diverse range of species which inhabit the region
photo courtesy of biomuseo
Panama Biomuseo by Frank Gehry ready for Grand Openingfrank gehry biomuseum in panama designboom
gehry’s fragmented and asymmetrical design features an undulating canopy
photo courtesy of biomuseo
Panama Biomuseo by Frank Gehry ready for Grand Openingfrank gehry biomuseum in panama designboom
the color of the roof panels reflect the region’s tropical environment
photo courtesy of biomuseo
Panama Biomuseo by Frank Gehry ready for Grand Openingfrank gehry biomuseum in panama designboom
the scheme offers views across the water towards panama city
photo courtesy of biomuseo
Panama Biomuseo by Frank Gehry ready for Grand Openingfrank gehry biomuseum in panama designboom
photo courtesy of biomuseo
Panama Biomuseo by Frank Gehry ready for Grand Openingfrank gehry biomuseum in panama designboom
stairway approach to the museum
photo courtesy of biomuseo
Panama Biomuseo by Frank Gehry ready for Grand Openingfrank gehry biomuseum in panama designboom
the undulating and folded roof panels
photo courtesy of biomuseo
Panama Biomuseo by Frank Gehry ready for Grand Openingfrank gehry biomuseum in panama designboom
skylight bringing natural light into the exhibition space
photo courtesy of biomuseo

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