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Fantastical New Salvador Dalí Museum in Florida is Also Hurricane Resistant
Before entering the museum, visitors are guided through gardens and a grotto, and then are led past the museum’s store. After passing through the store, they enter the open, three-story tall day-lit lobby and are stunned by the cast-in-place concrete spiraling staircase, inspired by both DNA and the Fibonacci sequence. Visitors can enjoy the cafe or take the staircase or elevators to the third floor gallery space, which features a permanent collection of 100 Dalí oil paintings as well as a temporary exhibit.
Hurricane resistant skylights provide natural daylighting for the gallery space and humidity is controlled using a solar hot water powered dehumidification system. High efficiency HVAC and ventilation systems minimize energy use, and the solar hot water system also provides domestic hot water. Indoor air quality is maintained by the use of low VOC materials and an energy efficient ventilation system. All the lighting in and around the building is energy efficient, especially the LED lighting used for the exterior.
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