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Perot museum of nature and science

Morphosis

The inauguration of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Victory Park, Dallas provides the Texan city with an important architectural and cultural landmark. Named after the project’s major donor, the new museum brings together in one outstanding architecture three different public institutions: the Dallas Children’s Museum; the Dallas Museum of Natural History; and the Science Place. With the move, exhibits and activities have also been thoroughly revised.
The building marks a new, complex, multifaceted programme for the city. As well as standing in its own right as a new landmark, the architecture is a diagrammatic embodiment of its function as a place of knowledge and learning, gathering a series of different volumes, surfaces, materials and natural elements into a single composite public urban container. A simple cube rising from a broad landscaped plinth,...

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