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Renzo Piano-Designed Science Museum Debuts in Trento, Italy

29 July, 2013

-By Holly O'Dell



Muse, a new science museum in Trento, Italy, has debuted with a design by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The building’s large roof slopes to create a distinctive outline that mirrors the surrounding mountain peaks. Natural light floods interior volumes, which also reflect the hilly environment. A vast covered square welcomes visitors while subtly dividing the public section of the building from staff offices and labs.

The seven-story museum (with two of the floors underground) houses permanent and temporary exhibitions, a conference hall, tropical greenhouse, and a café. Designed to LEED Silver standards, the building uses solar and geothermal energy, local concrete and stone, bamboo floors in exhibit areas, and rainwater collection for irrigation.


Renzo Piano-Designed Science Museum Debuts in Trento, Italy

29 July, 2013


Muse, a new science museum in Trento, Italy, has debuted with a design by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The building’s large roof slopes to create a distinctive outline that mirrors the surrounding mountain peaks. Natural light floods interior volumes, which also reflect the hilly environment. A vast covered square welcomes visitors while subtly dividing the public section of the building from staff offices and labs.

The seven-story museum (with two of the floors underground) houses permanent and temporary exhibitions, a conference hall, tropical greenhouse, and a café. Designed to LEED Silver standards, the building uses solar and geothermal energy, local concrete and stone, bamboo floors in exhibit areas, and rainwater collection for irrigation.
 


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