Gallery: Renzo Piano Unveils Italian Museum of Science for Former Facto...

The new Museum of Natural Sciences (MUSE), designed by Renzo Piano, is expected to open in early 2012 in Trento, Italy. Built on the brownfield site of a former Michelin tire manufacturing plant, MUSE will become an integral part of the central city and host
 
The new Museum of Natural Sciences (MUSE), designed by Renzo Piano, is expected to open in early 2012 in Trento, Italy. Built on the brownfield site of a former Michelin tire manufacturing plant, MUSE will become an integral part of the central city and host a range of exhibitions devoted entirely to the natural sciences and ecosystems surrounding Trento. Renewable energy will help power the building, which was inspired by the nearby mountains, while harvested rainwater will irrigate an indoor tropical garden. The energy efficient building is aiming for LEED Silver certification.

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  1. mayanksingh802@gmail.com January 20, 2011 at 1:19 am

    May be the previuos industrial estate was better merging with the nature& the surroundings as some of the existing structures stand testament to what I am commenting on.
    Its as if these days Architects / Artists create something by Default & then go on to Develop there concepts & theories * brag about Eco Friendly environment Friendly Fundas – Sacriligous is all I will say Can any one tell me what kind of an effect this will have on a common man with such a beautiful surrounding just shock & awe is what I believe is factual.

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