A water treatment facility for a newly remodeled museum using lily ponds, marshes and planted landscaping to support an ongoing community of butterflies of many species.
Cost: $1,200,000 est.
Client: Museum of Science & Industry, Tampa, Florida
Design team: Indiana Architecture & Design, Living Technologies, and John Todd Research and Design
The project is the shape of a butterfly, using custom pipe frame trusses, a translucent membrane roof, netting, water tanks, lighting, marshes, ponds, walkways, and landscaping to provide the effect. The butterflies are raised nearby and live year round within the enclosure.