After nearly 10 years in the making, Panama’s Biomuseo by Frank Gehry is about to open its doors to visitors. Placed at the entrance of the Panama Canal, it’s bright colour and shape is inspired by the area’s isthmus and diverse tropical environment.
Below the collage of undulating roof panels, the 4,000 square metre building contains eight permanent exhibition galleries, designed in conjunction with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, temporary gallery spaces, a public atrium and an outdoor botanical garden which can host open-air exhibitions.
With views of the canal waters and Panama City on the horizon, the Biomuseo will become one of the central attractions of the city, offering a space to host art, science and cultural events throughout the year.
photos © Victoria Murillo