52 Weeks of Life Seen Through My Eyes

Ida's Photo Theme Challenge

4. Architecture

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In 1999, renowned architect, Frank Gehry, envisioned and completed the design of a building that he decided to donate to the country of Panama in honor of his Panamanian wife. In 2004, work on this complex structure began. The Biodiversity Museum: Panama Bridge of Life is located on the Amador Causeway, a corridor constructed from the excavation of the Panama Canal. Due to a late start and various setbacks, construction which was supposed to be completed in 2011 has a completion date that is undetermined. The museum will house 8 exhibitions, showcasing Panama’s biodiversity, led by the Smithsonian Institute and the University of Panama. Those exhibitions are already being assembled. This is one theme that required more than a photo or two. After all, The Biodiversity Museum is the first Frank Gehry design to be erected in Latin America!

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This shows the back view of the museum, visible to passing ships exiting and entering the canal.

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The entrance of the museum.

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Night view of the building front.

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Exhibitions taking form behind the painted windows.

There is so much more to this brightly colored and angular design. Quite a showcase for the little country of Panama.

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4 thoughts on “4. Architecture

  1. These shots are fascinating! Thanks for showing so many aspects of the building.

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    • It’s been quite fascinating simply watching the progress, wondering if the structure would ever be completed. The end is in sight! 🙂

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