Located in the Amador Causeway, a prominent place at the entrance of the Pacific Ocean Panama Canal , the Bio Museo designed by world renowned archtiect Frank Gehry is ready to open its doors to public after ten years of constructions. The structure was designed to to tell the story of how the Isthmus of Panama rose from the sea, uniting two continents and a vast ocean separating into two, changing the biodiversity of the planet forever.
The structure has a asymmetrical design comprising of undulating roof panels which appear like a collage of form and colour reflecting the area’s tropical environment. The Bio Museo provides spectacular views across the water towards Panama cityt and the old town. The 4000 square meter scheme consists of eight permanent exhibition galleries designed by Bruce Mau Design in consultation with scientists at the nearby Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The structure also houses temporary gallery space, a public atrium, a museum shop and a café, while various outdoor exhibits can be displayed within a landscaped botanical garden.
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