Project Type:MuseumProject Location:Pier 15, The Embarcadero & Green St.
San Francisco, California 94111
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Awards and Acknowledgements:AIA Committee on the Environment:2016 Top TenDesign Features:Photovoltaics, 1.3 MW PV Array, Radiant Cooling System, Net Zero, Thermal Mass, Daylghting, Natural Ventilation, Rainwater Collection, Rainwater Filtering, Historic Building Renovation
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The Exploratorium is an internationally known science museum focused on hands-on exhibits of natural phenomena. They recently moved to this new location, carefully restoring the historic Pier 15 on San Francisco?s downtown waterfront. Visitors can now experience 80,000 square feet of science exhibits in the historic structure, with new cafes and event space located in the contrasting modern glazed observatory with unobstructed views of San Francisco Bay. The building also offers a theatre, more than a dozen classrooms, labs, and teacher training rooms, wood and metal workshops, two retail stores, offices, and a large outdoor plaza.
(Source: AIA COTE 2016)