Things are busy at Bicentennial Park; construction continues on Herzog deMueron’s Miami Art Museum, the large tensile structure on the site is from the entertainment group Cavalia (think Cirque du Soleil with horses), and now a new puzzle piece has been inserted, the Miami Science Museum.
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science broke ground just last week on Friday in what will be known as Museum Park. Designed by London based architects, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, the state of the art museum will occupy the northwestern corner of the site and right off the sidewalk. In total, the museum will be a programmed space of 250,000 square feet, which will include a 600,000 gallon aquarium facility, a full dome 3-D planetarium, and a slew of technologically innovative exhibits.
The Miami Art and Science Museums are set to open in 2013 and 2015 respectively. These two buildings could not come at a better time. Miami needs these buildings, as it has fallen behind to other major cities from a cultural and architectural standpoint. Hopefully, Grimshaw and Herzog deMeuron will be able to not only upgrade both of these museums, but elevate the city of Miami to a new global level.
Below is a fly through of the science museum. Enjoy.